Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of the NHD cohort

CharacteristicValue
No. of patients247
Age at NHD initiation (years; mean ± SD)a45.7 ± 11.9
Duration of ESRD before NHD (years, median [range])4.9 (0.0 to 27.1)
BMI at ESRD (kg/m2; mean ± SD)b26.2 ± 6.1
Male (n [%])151 (61.1)
Race (n [%])
    white180 (72.9)
    black25 (10.1)
    Asian22 (8.9)
    other20 (8.1)
Primary renal disease (n [%])
    diabetes30 (12.1)
    glomerulonephritis94 (38.1)
    renovascular disease36 (14.6)
    polycystic kidney disease27 (10.9)
    other60 (24.3)
Patients with ≥1 previous renal transplant (n [%])57 (23.1)
Duration of ESRD before NHD for patients with no previous renal transplant (years; mean ± SD)2.5 ± 3.6
Nights per week of dialysis (median)5
Hours per dialysis session (mean ± SD)c7.2 ± 1.0
Type of vascular access (n [%])
    arteriovenous fistula161 (65.2)
    arteriovenous graft13 (5.3)
    Tunneled cuffed CVC73 (29.6)
Patients living alone (n [%])30 (12.1)
Capacity to perform NHD (n [%])
    completely independent182 (73.7)
    with minimal assistance44 (17.8)
    completely dependent21 (8.5)
  • a Median age 45.8 years (range 19 to 78 years; interquartile range 37 to 54 years).

  • b n = 173.

  • c n = 131.