Table 1.

Baseline characteristicsa

ParameterDeveloped Access Thrombosis during Follow-UpP Valueb
YesNo
aSD is given in brackets.
bBased on χ2 or unpaired t test.
n 4737
Fistula access (%)34680.002
Previous access thrombosis (%)4335>0.2
Previous cardiovascular disease (%)6454>0.2
Diabetes mellitus/glucose intolerance (%)60410.083
Current smoking (%)3837>0.2
Hypertension (%)9181>0.2
Hypercholesterolemia (%)1716>0.2
Gender (% women)5549>0.2
Age (yr)69 [13]66 [17]>0.2
Time on dialysis (mo)39 [48]59 [50]0.079
Urea reduction ratio (%)69.7% [5.2%]71.1% [4.5%]>0.2
Total homocysteine (μM/L)26.1 [11.6]22.9 [2.8]0.016
Folate (nmol/L)39.3 [39.3]84.8 [133.3]0.051
Vitamin B12 (pmol/L)583 [277]899 [567]0.003
Pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (nmol/L)53.7 [68.4]63.1 [67.2]>0.2
Creatinine (mg/dl)7.8 [2.5]8.2 [2.4]>0.2
Albumin (mg/dl)3.8 [0.3]3.7 [0.4]>0.2