Table 2.

Baseline characteristics for MRFIT randomized men with and without ESRD through December 31, 1999a

Men with ESRDMen without ESRDP
Demographics/behavior
    age (y)48.2 ± 5.646.1 ± 6.0<0.001
    % black15.0 7.1<0.001
    education (yr)13.5 ± 3.013.8 ± 2.90.176
    income (1974 to 1976; in $1000)20.1 ± 9.721.5 ± 9.50.079
    % cigarette smokers64.363.70.817
    alcoholic drinks per week (n)10.9 ± 10.112.6 ± 12.40.053
    BMI (kg/m2)28.4 ± 3.727.7 ± 3.50.002
    % family history of diabetes26.318.60.004
Plasma lipids
    total plasma cholesterol (mg/dl)245.4 ± 38.8240.4 ± 36.80.035
    triglycerides (mg/dl)235.9 ± 198.4193.6 ± 143.7<0.001
    HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)40.0 ± 10.842.1 ± 11.80.009
    LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)156.9 ± 39.0160.1 ± 36.00.252
Serum chemistries/urinalysis
    uric acid (mg/dl)7.2 ± 1.56.8 ± 1.3<0.001
    potassium (mg/dl)4.4 ± 0.54.4 ± 0.40.888
    creatinine (mg/dl)1.2 ± 0.21.1 ± 0.1<0.001
    eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)76.5 ± 15.079.7 ± 12.9<0.001
    hematocrit (volume %)46.3 ± 3.546.5 ± 3.80.463
    fasting glucose (mg/dl)105.7 ± 24.699.3 ± 15.5<0.001
    % proteinuria 1+ or higher18.8 3.4<0.001
    % proteinuria 2+ or higher12.2 0.9<0.001
BP-related
    diastolic BP (mmHg)93.9 ± 10.290.7 ± 8.7<0.001
    systolic BP (mmHg)142.6 ± 16.5135.3 ± 14.2<0.001
    % prescribed BP medication24.419.30.055
    % hypertensive (medications or BP ≥90/140 mmHg)77.565.7<0.001
No. of men21312653
  • a BMI, body mass index; eGFR, estimated GFR; MRFIT, Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.