Table 1.

Baseline patient characteristicsa

VariableValue (n = 192)
Age (yr; mean ± SD)54.3 ± 15.3
Male gender (n [%])108 (56.0)
Cause of ESRD (n [%])
    diabetes53 (27.6)
    glomerulonephritis41 (21.3)
    polycystic kidney disease17 (8.9)
    renovascular disease22 (11.5)
    reflux nephropathy/urinary obstruction23 (12.0)
    other7 (3.6)
    unknown29 (15.1)
Initial modality APD (n [%])34 (17.6)
Diabetes (n [%])61 (32.0)
Previous cardiovascular disease (n [%])
    left ventricular dysfunction14 (7.0)
    ischemic heart disease42 (22.0)
    peripheral vascular disease33 (17.0)
Comorbidity grade (%)b
    low87 (45.3)
    intermediate85 (44.3)
    high20 (10.4)
MAP (mmHg; mean ± SD)99.6 ± 16.2
BMI (kg/m2; mean ± SD)26.7 ± 5.2
  • a APD, automated peritoneal dialysis; BMI, body mass index; MAP, mean arterial pressure; BMI, body mass index.

  • b Comorbidity Grade- Davies Comorbidity grade as defined previously.