Table 5

Relationship between CHIP-AE subscale scores (mean, SD) and health care utilization 6 mo before study entry

No. of CKD Patients in AnalysisaOverall Satisfaction with HealthPhysical DiscomfortLimitation of ActivitiesPhysical Activity
Nonroutine health care use (no. of visits)
    08718.9 (4.6)b20.6 (4.3)b21.6 (4.3)17.5 (4.7)
    1–2517.3 (4.9)19.8 (3.6)22 (0.7)16.3 (4.4)
    >2714.2 (3.7)16.5 (4.4)17.4 (6.4)15.4 (4.3)
Emergency department use (no. of visits)
    09918.9 (4.4)c20.4 (4.2)b21.4 (4.2)17.3 (4.7)
    1512.6 (5.5)15.3 (4.5)17.2 (6.6)16.6 (5.6)
    ≥2315.4 (6.8)18.9 (2.9)20.3 (0.8)14.1 (3.3)
Hospital use (days in hospital)
    08718.5 (5.1)b20.2 (4.9)21.5 (4.3)17.9 (4.7)b
    <71018.5 (5.1)17.8 (3.8)17.1 (6.0)14.1 (2.9)
    ≥71517.9 (4.1)20.1 (3.3)21.4 (2.2)16 (4.0)
  • a Some patients had missing health care utilization data and/or some missing CHIP-AE data.

  • b P ≤ 0.05,

  • c P ≤ 0.001 by ANOVA.