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Table 2 Baseline patient characteristics and SF-36 domains stratified by peritoneal Kt/V urea levels

From: Relationship between Kt/V urea-based dialysis adequacy and nutritional status and their effect on the components of the quality of life in incident peritoneal dialysis patients

  Peritoneal Kt/V urea  
<1.2 (n = 11) 1.2 (n = 66)  
Median (Range) Median (Range) P
Age (years) 54.3 (19.9 - 68.1) 48.8 (17.6 - 80.1) 1
Gender, Male (n) 5 33 0.780*
DM, n (%) 2 (18.2) 20 (30.3) 0.392a
BMI 20.1(14.4 – 28.2) 20.5(16.4 – 35.2) 0.760
PD modality, CAPD/APD (n) 8/3 34/32 0.247*
Hb (g/dL) 8.9 (3 - 13) 8.9 (6 - 12) 0.708
Albumin (g/dL) 3.6 (2.3 - 4.2) 3.6 (2.4 - 4.9) 0.86
GPT (U/L) 12 (4 - 41) 15 (3 - 458) 0.676
Cr (mg/dL) 12.4 (5.1 - 21.7) 12 (3.9 - 20.3) 1
hs-CRP (mg/L) 3.79 (0.2 - 40.1) 4.8 (0.2 - 199) 0.067
Peritoneal Kt/V urea 1.01 (0.7 - 1.2) 1.44 (1.2 - 2.3) <0.001
Residual renal Kt/V urea 0.79 (0.2 - 4.1) 0.54 (0 - 2.1) 0.111
Total Kt/V urea 1.78 (1.1 - 4.8) 2.11 (1.2 - 3.3) 0.003
Peritoneal WCcr L/week/1.73m2 31.5 (10.9 - 40.2) 37.1 (20.5 - 55.2) <0.001
Residual renal WCcr L/week/1.73m2 38.6 (8.8 - 262.4) 29.8 (0 - 204.8) 0.103
Total WCcr L/week/1.73m2 68.2 (44.9 - 348.4) 72.7 (31.4 - 226.7) 0.58
nPCR 0.96 (0.5 - 1.5) 1.07 (0.5 - 1.6) 0.067
Physical functioning 76.7 (43.3 - 100) 76.7 (33.3 - 100) 0.727
Role limitation - physical 65.4 (46.2 - 100) 61.5 (38.5 - 100) 0.931
Bodily pain 63.6 (27.3 - 100) 72.7 (27.3 - 100) 0.172
General health 35 (30 - 90) 40 (20 - 100) 0.148
Vitality 31.5 (11.1 - 46.3) 35.2 (7.4 - 53.7) 0.676
Social functioning 50 (20 - 100) 60 (20 - 100) 0.537
Role limitation - emotional 63.6 (54.5 - 100) 72.7 (36.4 - 100) 0.382
Mental health 27.5 (20 - 45) 30 (5 - 50) 0.811
  1. * chi-square test, a likelihood ratio test.