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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Impact of Arteriovenous fistula creation on estimated glomerular filtration rate decline in Predialysis patients

Variablen = 146
Age (years)69 (61–75)
Female sex67 (46)
BMIa30 (27–34)
eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2)
 First eGFR during study period18 (15–22)
 eGFR at AVF creation13 (11–14)
Race
 Black7 (5)
 White128 (88)
 Other11 (8)
Comorbidities
 Hypertension142 (97)
 Diabetes89 (61)
 Cardiovascular disease67 (46)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease24 (16)
 Heart failure9 (6)
Active smoking24 (16)
Primary kidney diseaseb
 Benign nephrosclerosis54 (38)
 Diabetic nephropathy51 (35)
 Glomerulonephritis25 (17)
 Others14 (10)
Furosemide use pre-AVF103 (70)
RAAS blockade use pre-AVF111 (76)
Patients with ≥1 hospitalisation pre-AVF56 (38)
  1. Results are presented as number (proportion) or median (interquartile range)
  2. BMI Body mass index, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, AVF arteriovenous fistula, RAAS Renin angiotensin aldosterone system
  3. aBMI, n = 108; b primary kidney disease, n = 144;