Table 1.

Demographic and baseline clinical data

Prevalent Cases
No. of patients 140
Gender (M:F) 64:76
Age (yr) 52.5 ± 12.4
Body height (m) 1.59 ± 0.09
Body weight (kg) 59.2 ± 10.2
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.4 ± 2.7
Renal diagnosis
glomerulonephritis 49 (35.0%)
diabetic nephropathy 31 (22.1%)
polycystic kidney 5 (3.6%)
hypertensive nephrosclerosis 11 (7.9%)
obstructive uropathy 5 (3.6%)
other/unknown 39 (27.9%)
Major comorbidity
diabetes 36 (25.7%)
cardiovascular disease 32 (22.9%)
HBsAg positive 15 (10.7%)
Require helper for dialysis exchanges 18 (12.9%)