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Table 2 Unadjusted rates of Atrial Fibrillation by high-risk groups

From: Atrial fibrillation in chronic dialysis patients in the United states: risk factors for hospitalization and mortality

  Patients in each risk group Hospitalized for atrial fibrillation
Age (Quartiles)  
   > = 71 76 (8.7)
   61–70 29 (3.3)
   48–60 14 (1.7)
   < = 48 4 (0.5)
Pre-Dialysis SBP, mm Hg (Quartiles)  
   <130 40 (4.4)
   130–146 25 (3.3)
   147–162 15 (1.9)
   >162 43 (5.0)
Hemodialysis 77 (4.6)
Peritoneal Dialysis 46 (2.8)
LVH by ECHO  
   Yes 20 (5.5)
   No 66 (3.6)
  1. Numbers given in the right column are the N(%) of patients in each risk group who were hospitalized for atrial fibrillation during the study period. SBP = systolic blood pressure, LVH = left ventricular hypertrophy on echocardiography as specified in the DMMS Wave II facility questionnaire, available at http://www.usrds.org/research.htm