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Table 4 Aetiology of primary kidney disease of incident 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=621) Female (n=397) <50 years (n=521) ≥50 years (n=497) (n=1018)
Diabetic Nephropathy 173 (27.9) 116 (29.2) 90 (17.3)* 199 (40) 289 (28.4)
Hypertensive Nephropathy 101 (16.3) 60 (15.1) 29 (5.6)* 132 (26.6) 161 (15.8)
Glomerulonephritis 133 (21.4) 71 (17.9) 173(33.2)* 31 (6.2) 204 (20)
Interstitial Nephritis 7 (1.1)* 17 (4.3) 14 (2.7) 10 (2) 24 (2.4)
Obstructive Nephritis 53 (8.5)* 6 (1.5) 17 (3.3)* 42 (8.5) 59 (5.8)
Chronic pyelonephritis 9 (1.4) 4 (1) 0 (0)* 13 (2.6) 13 (1.3)
Polycystic kidney disease 13 (2.1)* 41 (10.3) 31 (6) 23 (4.6) 54 (5.3)
Congenital and hereditary diseases 42 (6.8) 40 (10.1) 73 (14)* 9 (1.8) 82 (8.1)
Autoimmune diseases 4 (0.6)* 10 (2.5) 11 (2.1)* 3 (0.6) 14 (1.4)
Other 10 (1.6) 4 (1) 10 (1.9) 4 (0.8) 14 (1.4)
Unknown 76 (12.2)* 28 (7.1) 73 (14)* 31 (6.2) 104 (10.2)
  1. Data are number (percent).
  2. *P<0.05 versus comparitor group.