Table 1.

Population descriptive statisticsa

ParameterRKDP (HD)CANUSA(PD)
a RKDP, Regional Kidney Disease Program; HD, hemodialysis; CANUSA, Canadian/United States prospective trial; PD, peritoneal dialysis; DM, diabetes mellitus; CVD, cardiovascular disease; RRF, residual renal function.
n968680
Mean age (yr)60.154.3
DM as primary renal diagnosis (%)40%30%
CVD history (%)60%36%
Mean serum albumin35.3 g/L34.9 g/L
Mean total therapy Kt/V (dialytic and RRF combined)1.59(per HD)2.38(per wk at baseline)
1.99(per wk at 24 mo)