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Table 3 Aetiology of primary kidney disease of prevalent dialysis patients according to gender and age

From: Epidemiology and aetiology of dialysis-treated end-stage kidney disease in Libya

Primary kidney disease Gender Age All patients
  Male (n=1402) Female (n=1015) <50 years (n=1268) ≥50 years (n=1149) (n=2417)
Diabetic Nephropathy 396 (28.2)* 245 (24.1) 169 (13.3)* 472 (41.1) 641 (26.5)
Hypertensive Nephropathy 180 (12.8) * 173 (17) 129 (10.2)* 224 (19.5) 353 (14.6)
Glomerulonephritis 318 (22.7) * 194 (19.1) 413 (32.6)* 99 (8.6) 512 (21.2)
Interstitial Nephritis 14 (1) 15 (1.5) 17 (1.3) 12 (1) 29 (1.2)
Obstructive Nephritis 78 (5.6) 42 (4.1) 59 (4.7) 61 (5.3) 120 (5)
Chronic pyelonephritis 19 (1.4) * 29 (2.9) 33 (2.6) * 15 (1.3) 48 (2)
Polycystic kidney disease 82 (5.8) 70 (6.9) 68 (5.4) 84 (7.3) 152 (6.3)
Congenital and hereditary diseases 168 (12) * 130 (12.8) 220 (17.3)* 78 (6.8) 298 (12.3)
Autoimmune diseases 4 (0.3) * 13 (1.3) 16 (1.3) * 1 (0.1) 17 (0.7)
Other 39 (2.8) 32 (3.2) 48 (3.8) * 23 (2) 71 (2.9)
Unknown 104 (7.4) 72 (7.1) 96 (7.6) 80 (7) 176 (7.3)
  1. Data are number (percent).
  2. *P<0.05 versus comparitor group.