Table 2. Patient characteristics at baseline, according to treatment modality (continuous data)a

HDPDP (Wilcoxon Test)
a Values are mean ± SD.
Age (yrs)62.3 ± 13.952.1 ± 14.70.0001
Serum albumin level (g/dl)3.66 ± 0.483.64 ± 0.540.74
Hemoglobin level (g/dl)10.7 ± 1.411.9 ± 1.60.0001
Residual GFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)3.4 ± 2.84.1 ± 2.70.0001
Renal Kt/Vurea (weekly)0.70 ± 0.580.82 ± 0.570.0001
Urine production (liters/d)0.78 ± 0.661.1 ± 0.800.0001