Table 1.

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicRPNon-RPP
Male (%)50560.42
Age (years; mean ± SD)12.5 ± 6.09.5 ± 5.80.0004
Duration of dialysis (years; mean ± SD)1.7 ± 1.81.7 ± 1.50.99
CAPD/CCPD/NIPD (%)18/64/1826/47/270.08
Nasal S. aureus carrier (%)25150.11
One/two-cuff catheters (%)25/7513/870.03
Exit-site orientation (%)0.07
    up1522
    down6243
    lateral2334
    other02
Exit-site granuloma (%)480.26
Same organism grown at exit site (%)32250.38
Exit-site S. aureus (%)490.21
Gastrostomy present (%)280.10
Any ostomy present (%)12120.91
  • CAPD, continuous ambulatory PD; CCPD, continuous cycling PD; NIPD, nocturnal intermittent PD.