Table 1.

Demographic, anthropometric, clinical, biochemical, and echo color Doppler data of the study populationa

ParameterWhole GroupSurvivors (n = 72)Nonsurvivors (n = 18)
a Data are mean ± SD, median (interquartile range), or percentage of frequency, as appropriate. Kt/V denotes fractional urea clearance. ADMA, asymmetric dimethyl arginine; BMI, body mass index; CRP, C-reactive protein.
* P ≤ 0.05, ** P ≤ 0.01, *** P ≤ 0.001, survivors versus not survivors.
Somatometric data
    age (yr)57.0 ± 13.954.7 ± 14.066.2 ± 9.2*
    men/women51/3941/3110/8
    BMI (kg/m2)24.4 ± 4.524.1 ± 4.025.7 ± 5.9
Cardiovascular risk factors
    systolic pressure (mmHg)142.1 ± 22.0142.2 ± 22.5141.9 ± 20.8
    diastolic pressure (mmHg)75.1 ± 12.575.2 ± 12.874.3 ± 11.6
    diabetics (%)11.15.633.3***
    smokers (%)43.344.438.9
    hypercholesterolemia (%) (serum total cholesterol >5.17 mmol/L)57.858.355.6
Biochemical data
    plasma ADMA (μmol/L)4.22 ± 1.733.92 ± 1.505.41 ± 2.12**
    plasma homocysteine (μmol/L)27.5 (20.1–46.1)26.8 (20.0–48.6)29.3 (21.7–42.6)
    serum total cholesterol (mmol/L)5.55 ± 1.495.57 ± 1.515.49 ± 1.47
    serum triglycerides (mmol/L)1.96 ± 1.021.91 ± 1.022.17 ± 1.05
    serum calcium (mmol/L)2.3 ± 0.32.3 ± 0.32.2 ± 0.4
    serum phosphate (mmol/L)2.0 ± 0.52.0 ± 0.62.0 ± 0.5
    serum CRP (mg/L)9.6 (3.4–19.1)7.9 (3.4–16.0)23.9 (11.8–38.8)***
    serum albumin (g/L)41 ± 641 ± 0.638 ± 4*
    hemoglobin (g/L)104 ± 201.04 ± 18104 ± 26
    Kt/V1.28 ± 0.291.32 ± 0.281.13 ± 0.28**
Echo Color Doppler data
    intima-media thickness (mm)1.06 ± 0.241.03 ± 0.241.16 ± 0.25*
    internal diameter (mm)6.8 ± 1.06.8 ± 1.07.0 ± 1.0
    number of plaques2 (1 to 5)2 (0 to 4)5 (2 to 9)**