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Table 1 Clinical characteristics (given as mean [SD], median [IQR], or percentage) in prevalent dialysis patients (n = 301) with and without diabetes mellitus

From: Health-related quality of life and all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes on dialysis

  Diabetes mellitus, n = 78 No diabetes mellitus, n = 223
Age years 58.9 (13,5) 60.1 (17.1)
Male gender % 68 65
Smokers 31 25
Married or cohabitant % 63 64
Body mass index kg/m2 26.1 (5.5) 24.4 (4.5)
Haemoglobin g/dL 12.4 (1.4) 12.0 (1.5)
Albumin g/L 38.2 (4.3) 38.2 (5.2)
CRP mmol/L 6.6 (2.5-15.1) 6.0 (2.1-12.7)
PTH pmol/L 32.3 (13.4-47.8) 22.9 (13.5-37.9)
Dialysis vintage years 10 (5–24) 10 (6–24)
Peritoneal dialysis % 24 18
Kt/V (haemodialysis) 1.31 (0.19) 1.38 (0.29)
Urea mmol/L 21.8 (5.5) 22.4 (6.8)
Comorbidity   
Charlson comorbidity index 5.5 (1.6) 3.3 (1.3)
Nephrosclerosis % 24 37
Previous renal graft % 11 18
Diabetes type 1% 41  
Diabetes type 2% 59