Table 1.

Patient characteristics (N = 584)

Characteristics% (n)
Age, yr, mean (SD)68.16 (14.4)
Sex (male)54.1
Type of treatment
    Predialysis40.8 (238)
    HD38.0 (222)
    PD12.5 (73)
    Transplant8.7 (51)
Months on dialysis (HD and PD only)27.3 (22.1)
Marital Status
    Married59.8
    Single, separated, divorced, widowed40.2
Education
    Less than high school31.5
    High school31.3
    Trade school/technical college21.9
    University8.8
    Graduate/postgraduate6.5
First language English80.0
Race
    White80.5
    Aboriginal7.2
    Asian8.1
    African1.4
    Other2.4
  • HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.