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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of screened CKD patients

From: Impact of superimposed nephrological care to guidelines-directed management by primary care physicians of patients with stable chronic kidney disease: a randomized controlled trial

CharacteristicsOverall (N = 528)Included (N = 242)Excluded (N = 286)p
   Previously followed (N = 147)Declined participation (N = 139) 
Mean age (years)70 +/− 970 +/− 866 +/− 1274 +/− 5a0.001
Male gender323 (62%)169 (70%)a82 (57%)72 (52%)0.003
Diabetes/vascular nephropathy415 (79%)203 (85%)86 (59%)a136 (90%)0.001
Charlson score4.9 (1.9)4.9 (2.4)5.2 (1.5)4.8 (1.5)0.06
eGFR (ml/min/1.73m2)32 (9.3)34 (8)26 (10)a37 (7)0.001
  1. Continuous variables are expressed as mean (SD)
  2. Categorical variables are expressed as n (%)
  3. astatistically different when compared to the two other groups