Table 1.

Demographic data of CAPD patients with or without cardiac VCa

Demographic VC (n = 44) No VC (n = 93) P Value
aCAPD, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; VC, valve calcification.
bExpressed in median (interquartile range).
Male [n (%)] 20 (46) 45 (48) 0.855
Age [mean (SD)] 60 (10) 54 (12) 0.005
Current/ex-smoker [n (%)] 22 (50) 31 (33) 0.090
Duration of CAPD (mo)b 45 (25, 75) 36 (21, 57) 0.177
Diabetes mellitus [n (%)] 16 (36) 24 (26) 0.230
Underlying renal diagnosis [n (%)]
chronic glomerulonephritis 11 (25) 31 (33) 0.400
diabetic nephropathy 14 (32) 19 (20)
hypertensive nephrosclerosis 6 (14) 7 (8)
polycystic kidney disease 1 (2) 7 (8)
obstructive 2 (5) 8 (9)
others 2 (2) 2 (2)
unknown 8 (18) 19 (20)