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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the study sample

From: Factors affecting quality of life in patients on haemodialysis: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Frequency (%) N (267)
Age category  
  < 30 34 (12.7)
 30–60 136 (50.9)
  > 60 97 (36.3)
Gender  
 Male 139 (52.1)
 Female 128 (47.9)
BMIa  
 Underweight 24 (9)
 Normal 97 (36.3)
 Overweight 72 (27)
 Obese 63 (23.6)
Education  
 No formal education 40 (15.0)
 Primary 71 (26.6)
 Secondary 102 (38.2)
 Graduated 54 (20.2)
Household income (month)  
 High (more than 1000 JDb) 10 (3.7)
 Moderate (400–1000 JD) 90 (33.7)
 Low (less than 400 JD) 167 (62.5)
Living  
 Palestinian refugee camps 22 (8.2)
 Village 161 (60.3)
 City 84 (31.5)
Living status  
 Alone 18 (6.7)
 With family 249 (93.3)
Marital status  
 Single, divorced, widowed 79 (29.6)
 Married 188 (70.4)
Occupation  
 Employed 35 (13.1)
 Unemployed 232 (86.9)
Current smoking status  
 Non smoker 227 (85)
 Light smoker 19 (7.1)
 Moderate smoker 17 (6.4)
 Heavy smoker 4 (1.5)
Dialysis vintage (Years)  
  < 4 177 (66.3)
  ≥ 4 90 (33.7)
Dialysis per week  
  ≤ 2 26 (9.7)
 3 204 (76.4)
  ≥ 4 37 (13.9)
Dialysis session duration (hours)  
  < 4 198 (74.2)
  ≥ 4 69 (25.8)
Transplantation history  
 Yes 26 (9.7)
 No 241 (90.3)
Total chronic co-morbid diseases  
 None 26 (9.7)
 1 62 (23.2)
 2 63 (23.6)
  ≥ 3 116 (43.4)
Chronic medications (per day)  
  < 4 45 (16.9)
  ≥ 4 222 (83.1)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, JD Jordanian Dinar
  2. aData were missing from 11 patients
  3. b1 Jordanian Dinar (JD) equals 1.41 US Dollar