Table 1.

Baseline patient characteristics (safety population)

CharacteristicHD, No Iron (n=24)HD, Oral Iron (n=12)HD, IV Iron (n=12)PD, Oral Iron (n=12)Total (n=60)
Age (yr)49.6±17.746.8±14.653.1±12.651.4±12.450.1±15.0
Men, n (%)15 (62.5)9 (75.0)5 (41.7)2 (16.7)31 (51.7)
Race, n (%)
 White23 (95.8)11 (91.7)11 (91.7)10 (83.3)55 (91.7)
 Other1 (4.2)1 (8.3)1 (8.3)2 (16.7)5 (8.3)
Weight (kg)73.2±15.677.4±13.679.9±22.859.9±12.172.7±17.4
BMI (kg/m2)25.7±6.126.5±5.328.6±6.522.9±4.725.9±5.9
eGFR at initiation of dialysis (ml/min per 1.73 m2)10.9±4.712.6±6.17.6±3.37.9±3.810.0±4.9
Time since first dialysis (mo)2.2±0.92.1±1.12.1±0.92.2±1.02.2±0.9
Hb (g/dl)8.0±1.28.5±0.98.3±0.98.8±0.78.3±1.0
CRP (mg/L)3.9 (0.3–53.5)1.6 (0.5–23.7)3.1 (0.3–12.7)3.3 (0.3–28.2)3.6 (0.3–53.5)
  • Values are expressed as mean±SD, number (percentage), or median (range). The weight was the postdialysis weight for HD patients and the edema-free weight for PD patients. BMI, body mass index.