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Table 1 Baseline characteristics at 3 months after the start of dialysis.

From: Survival in dialysis patients is not different between patients with diabetes as primary renal disease and patients with diabetes as a co-morbid condition

  Diabetes as
primary renal
disease
N = 281
Diabetes as
co-morbid
condition
N = 107
Without
diabetes
N = 1465
P value*
Age (median yr) 63 (28-84) 69 (28-86) 62 (18-92) 0.00
Male gender (%) 54 58 64 0.01
Primary renal disease (%)     
Diabetes Mellitus 100 0 0  
Glomerulonephritis 0 22 24  
Renal Vascular disease 0 22 19  
All other 0 56 58  
Modality of dialysis (%)     
HD 64 75 62 0.03
Comorbidity (%)     
Myocardial infarction 14 30 11 0.00
Cerebrovascular disease 15 9 7 0.00
Peripheral vascular disease 23 26 12 0.00
Retinopathy
(lasercoagulation) (%)
62 11 0  
Medication: (%)     
antihypertensive agents 89 79 82 0.01
ACEi, ARBs 36 28 21 0.36
Use of insulin s.c.(%) 75 36 0  
Blood pressure (mean, mm Hg)     
Systolic 154 (90-260) 151 (100-210) 148 (90-234) 0.00
Diastolic 79 (44-120) 80 (54-115) 84 (44-145) 0.00
Smoking (%) 14 23 24 0.01
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 27 (16-44) 26 (16-45) 25 (15-56) 0.00
Haemoglobin (g/dl) 11 (6-16) 11 (6-14) 11 (6-23) 0.11
Albumin (mmol/l) 34 (14-47) 35 (13-46) 36 (14-67) 0.02
Residual GFR (ml/min) 6 6 5 0.06
  1. *p-value: for continuous variables we used Anova analysis and for binary analysis we used Chi-Square analysis.