Table 1.

Demographic data and comorbidity factorsa

CharacteristicTotal GroupHDPDP Value
(n = 417)(n = 223)(n = 194)
aDemographic data and comorbidity factors for the total population, HD and PD patients. HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; NS, not significant (P > 0.05). Significant P values are printed in bold.
Cardiovascular disease240 (57.5%)132 (59%)108 (55.5%)NS
Diabetes mellitus88 (21%)37 (16.5%)51 (26.5%) 0.02
Hypertension348 (83.5%)184 (82.5%)164 (84.5%)NS
COPD78 (19%)49 (22%)29 (15%) 0.05
Hypercholesterolemia60 (14.5%)17 (7.5%)43 (22%) <0.001
Urinary tract infection103 (25%)56 (25%)47 (24.5%)NS
Chronic liver disease17 (4%)9 (4%)8 (4%)NS
Autoimmune disease31 (7.5%)15 (6.5%)16 (8%)NS
Male gender216 (52%)120 (53.5%)96 (49.5%)NS
Start first period209 (50%)116 (52%)93 (48%)NS
Age (real years, median ± SD)56 ± 1556 ± 1555 ± 15NS