Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of 453,946 United States veterans with NDD-CKD categorized by their baseline BMI

VariablesBMI (kg/m2)
<20 (n=9916)20 to <25 (n=92,585)25 to <30 (n=185,116)30 to <35 (n=109,099)35 to <40 (n=39,186)40 to <45 (n=12,301)45 to <50 (n=3924)≥50 (n=1819)
Age, yr77.5±9.577.3±8.774.9±8.772.0±9.169.3±9.166.9±8.964.9±8.563.3±8.3
Sex, men93.996.997.997.396.394.691.990.5
Race
 White79.486.989.188.287.586.785.786.6
 Black17.19.68.19.410.211.211.912.0
 Hispanic1.81.81.51.10.90.60.90.2
 Other1.81.71.41.31.51.51.61.3
Systolic BP132±20134±19135±18136±17136±17136±17137±18137±18
Diastolic BP70±1170±1171±1173±1173±1173±1173±1172±12
CVD38.142.343.644.445.243.940.638.9
CHF17.214.513.315.720.825.329.232.1
Diabetes17.926.636.649.962.369.474.175.1
Cancer23.120.819.017.015.113.512.110.7
Lung disease42.227.022.123.326.429.532.534.0
Rheumatologic2.82.52.12.01.81.72.01.9
PUD5.13.52.82.52.32.22.02.0
Liver disease1.10.80.70.80.90.80.80.7
Depression5.64.95.36.68.410.010.711.1
Dementia5.03.42.11.41.10.90.60.4
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)46.6±10.647.1±10.247.9±9.848.2±9.748.1±9.848.1±9.948.0±10.148.0±9.9
Loop diuretics19.019.620.928.339.549.456.861.7
Thiazide diuretics21.022.926.229.130.932.232.631.2
ACEI/ARB41.947.952.758.062.264.665.967.1
α-Blockers20.623.425.726.927.326.725.421.2
β-Blockers41.946.550.054.458.760.361.060.4
Ca channel blockers32.833.734.537.038.638.739.738.3
Statins45.861.670.074.376.677.176.473.7
  • Values expressed as percent or mean±SD. CVD, cardiovascular disease; PUD, peptic ulcer disease; ACEI/ARB, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker.