Table 2.

Association between baseline Chronic Hemodialysis Knowledge Survey score and patient characteristicsa

Characteristic n = 490Spearman's (rho) or Mean (SD)Pb
Age (n = 488)−0.295<0.001
Sex (n = 489)0.55
    Female62% (18.7)
    Male63% (18.7)
Race (n = 453)<0.001
    White65% (18.4)
    Non-white59% (18.4)
Diabetes0.46
    Yes62% (19.2)
    No63% (18.1)
Marital Status (n = 419)0.34
    Yes64% (18.5)
    No62% (19.1)
Education (n = 484)<0.0001
    Less than high school54% (19.0)
    High school or greater66% (17.5)
Baseline clinical characteristics
    Hematocrit (%) (n = 475)−0.0270.55
    Albumin (g/dl) (n = 473)0.0930.04
    Phosphorus (mg/dl) (n = 475)0.0450.33
    Transferrin saturation (%) (n = 459)0.0050.73
    intact-parathyroid hormone (ng/L) (n = 297)−0.0250.66
    Access: AVF or AVG65% (17.7)0.05
Catheter62% (18.9)
  • a AVF, arteriovenous fistula; AVG, arteriovenous graft.

  • b Spearman's Chi-squared or Wilcoxon rank sum test