Table 2.

Demographic data and comorbidity factorsa

CharacteristicTransferredNot TransferredP ValueHD → PDPD → HDP Value
(n = 67)(n = 350)(n = 35)(n = 32)
aDemographic data and comorbidity factors in all of the transferred patients versus all of the nontransferred patients and in the patients transferred from HD to PD (HD → PD) versus the patients transferred from PD to HD (PD → HD). Significant P values are printed in bold.
Cardiovascular disease48 (71.5%)192 (55%) 0.01 28 (80%)20 (62.5%)0.11
Diabetes mellitus13 (19.5%)75 (21.5%)0.728 (23%)5 (15.5%)0.45
Hypertension53 (79%)295 (84%)0.2826 (74.5%)27 (84.5%)0.31
COPD14 (21%)64 (18.5%)0.596 (17%)8 (25%)0.43
Hypercholesterolemia16 (24%)44 (12.5%) 0.01 5 (14.5%)11 (34.5%) 0.05
Urinary tract infection15 (22.5%)88 (25%)0.677 (20%)8 (25%)0.62
Chronic liver disease7 (10.5%)10 (3%) 0.002 3 (8.5%)4 (12.5%)0.59
Autoimmune disease2 (3%)29 (8%)0.140 (0%)2 (6.5%)0.13
Male gender32 (48%)184 (52.5%)0.5719 (54.5%)13 (40.5%)0.31
Age (real years mean ± SD)55 ± 1656 ± 150.654 ± 1857 ± 140.2