Table 3.

Characteristics of 65 patients on maintenance hemodialysis according to survival

Surviving Patients (n = 58)Deceased Patients (n = 7)t test P
a P < 0.05.
SF36 total score56.3 ± 17.441.4 ± 11.00.031a
 physical health49.2 ± 19.037.8 ± 14.60.129
 physical functioning53.9 ± 27.755.0 ± 31.10.921
 role-physical39.7 ± 42.232.1 ± 42.60.658
 bodily pain57.7 ± 23.334.3 ± 16.40.012a
 general health45.2 ± 22.730.6 ± 14.20.102
 mental health57.0 ± 18.138.2 ± 9.90.006a
 vitality49.8 ± 18.437.1 ± 22.10.094
 social functioning64.4 ± 26.537.5 ± 10.20.010a
 role-emotional63.8 ± 41.128.6 ± 40.50.036a
 mentalhealth66.1 ± 19.357.1 ± 17.80.248
SGA (1 to 3)1.78 ± 0.7022.57 ± 0.530.005a
Near-infrared body fat(%)28.9 ± 8.225.2 ± 9.00.266
BMI(kg/m2)25.7 ± 6.823.8 ± 2.70.469
Serum albumin (g/dl)3.86 ± 0.373.23 ± 0.810.001a
 cholesterol (mg/dl)166.3 ± 28.5124.4 ± 26.10.001a
 creatinine(mg/dl)11.0 ± 3.08.9 ± 4.30.104
 hemoglobin (g/dl)11.0 ± 1.610.6 ± 1.80.571
 ferritin (ng/ml)839 ± 459767 ± 4560.469
 transferrin(mg/dl)160.4 ± 22.7174.1 ± 98.20.359
 transferrin saturation (%)34.2 ± 11.431.3 ± 15.00.542
 intact PTH (ng/ml)286.9 ± 238.5194.0 ± 193.90.326
 C-reactive protein (ng/ml)11.6 ± 14.123.5 ± 23.60.054
Kt/V1.39 ± 0.291.31 ± 0.140.456
PNA (g/kg/d)1.10 ± 0.26961.0171 ± 0.12930.420
Age (yr)54.3 ± 15.555.9 ± 18.70.810l
Dialysis months40.3 ± 30.347.3 ± 49.10.594