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Table 2 Sample characteristics for the main study (N= 433)

From: Arabic translation, adaptation and modification of the dialysis symptom index for chronic kidney disease stages four and five

Characteristics n %
Age (mean, SD) 48.23 14.89
Gender   
 Male 229 52.9
 Female 204 47.1
Marital status   
 Married 257 59.4
 Not married 175 40.4
Treatment type   
 Dialysis 329 76
 Non-dialysis (eGFR 5-29 mL/min/1.73 m2) 104 24
Causes of CKD   
 Diabetic nephropathy 135 31.2
 Hypertensive nephropathy 146 33.7
 Primary glomerular disease 30 6.9
 Unknown aetiology 59 13.6
 Others 63 14.5
Comorbid conditions   
 0 180 41.6
 1-2 223 51.5
 ≤3 30 6.9
  1. Percentages vary depending on missing data.