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Table 2 Baseline results, demographics of community dwelling elderly on chronic dialysis

From: Systematic comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients on chronic dialysis: a cross-sectional comparative and feasibility study

Variable Patients n = 50
Age (%)  
65–74 yr 32.0
75–84 yr 58.0
> 85 yr 10.0
Male (%) 76.0
Years of education (mean/SD) 11.0 (3.7)
Highest level of education reached (%)  
Primary school or lower vocational training 33.3
Vocational training 33.2
Higher vocational training 20.8
University 4.2
Other 8.5
Dutch ethnicity (%) 96.0
Working situation (%)  
Retirement 96.0
Employed 4.0
Social status (%)  
Single 40.0
Living with partner or child 60.0
Living situation (%)  
Independent 81.6
Other* 18.3
Kind of dialysis (%)  
Haemodialysis 76.6
Peritoneal dialysis 23.4
Co morbidity  
Charlson co morbidity index score** (mean/SD) 4.6 (2.3)
  1. SD standard deviation.
  2. *Living situation other: home for the elderly or transitional care.
  3. **Range 0–31; a higher score indicates more and/or more severe co morbidities.