Table 2.

Demographic characteristics

CharacteristicAll Patients (n = 253)Dialysis ModalityP
Predialysis (n = 81)HD (n = 148)PD (n = 24)
Male gender (%)56.566.750.062.50.043
White race (%)81.589.076.886.40.077
Marital status (%)0.028
    never married21.016.925.48.7
    married/common-law59.767.551.482.6
    singlea19.315.623.28.7
Diabetes (%)51.448.155.934.80.132
Dialysis Modality (%)
    predialysis32.0
    HD58.5
    PD9.5
Age (years; mean ± SD)59.5 ± 14.664.6 ± 12.657.1 ± 14.457.2 ± 17.5<0.001
Time on dialysis (months; mean ± SD)b30.9 ± 26.731.7 ± 27.126.3 ± 24.60.365
CC (mean ± SD)8.7 ± 2.99.4 ± 2.78.5 ± 2.97.8 ± 2.50.020
  • a Widowed/separated/divorced.

  • b HD and PD patients only.