Table 1. Comparison of baseline characteristics in patients with and without EKG

VariablePatients with EKG (n = 284)Patients without EKG (n = 82)P
Age (yr)38 (12)36 (12)NS
Female gender (%)3935NS
Diabetes (%)1790.06
Hemoglobin (g/L)125 (18)126 (19)NS
Systolic BP (mmHg)139 (17)141 (16)NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg)86 (9)86 (8)NS
Gault-Cockroft clearance (ml/min)57 (18)57 (22)NS
Albumin (g/L)38 (4)39 (4)NS
Cadaveric donor (%)8177NS
At least one rejection in first year (%)8682NS
Current smokers (%)5950NS