Table 2.

Characteristics of patients according to hematocrit (Hct) level

Hematocrit
≥40%36 to 39%30 to 35%<30%
a P < 0.0001;
b P = 0.0352;
c P = 0.0231;
d P = 0.016;
e P = 0.007.
n (%)192 (30%)145 (23%)210 (33%)86 (14%)
Mean (SD) Hcta43.8% (3.2)37.9% (1.1)33.2% (1.6)26.4% (3.3)
CKD (%)a25%35%44%60%
Mean (SD) serum creatinineb mg/dL1.26 (0.56)1.35 (0.55)1.48 (0.75)2.01 (1.23)
% discharged with ACEIc59%59%51%42%
Mortality
    totald52.1%54.5%61.9%70.9%
    1-yre31.3%33.8%36.7%50.0%