Table 1. Baseline characteristics of the HEMO Study cohorta

FactorsAll patients (n = 1846)
a Values are means ± SD or percentages.
b Index of Coexisting Disease severity score computed with diabetes excluded.
c Pre-dialysis values.
Age, yr58 ± 14
Female (%)56.2
Black (%)62.6
Diabetic (%)44.6
Duration of dialysis, yr3.7 ± 4.4
ICED scoreb2.0 ± 0.8
Cardiac disease (%)80.1
Coronary artery disease (%)39
Congestive heart failure (%)40
Post-dialysis weight (kg)69 ± 15
Serum albumin (g/dl)3.6 ± 0.4
Systolic BP (mmHg)c152 ± 22
Diastolic BP (mmHg)c81 ± 13