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Table 1 Patient characteristics according to non-attendance in the first 4 months of the study

From: Hospitalization and mortality following non-attendance for hemodialysis according to dialysis day of the week: a European cohort study

 Attended (83.3%)Non-Attended (16.7%)P
n74671501 
Age (mean (sd))64.83 (14.72)61.68 (15.16)< 0.001
Interdialytic weight gain (Kg)1.58 (1.06)1.56 (1.10)0.367
Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg)137.79 (24.15)137.55 (24.72)0.722
Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg)71.34 (13.91)73.43 (14.00)< 0.001
Male (%)4532 (60.7)881 (58.7)0.157
Dialysis Catheter3408 (45.6)743 (49.5)0.007
Acute ischemic cardiac event1107 (14.8)199 (13.3)0.126
Cancer569 (7.6)105 (7.0)0.433
Cardiac Failure1111 (14.9)185 (12.3)0.011
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease461 (6.2)60 (4.0)0.001
Cerebrovascular Accident672 (9.0)93 (6.2)< 0.001
Depression112 (1.5)21 (1.4)0.859
Diabetes2581 (34.6)509 (33.9)0.647
Dysarrythmia672 (9.0)98 (6.5)0.002
Gastrointestinal Bleeding98 (1.3)19 (1.3)0.984
Liver Disease197 (2.6)38 (2.5)0.883
Other Cardiac Disease51 (0.7)10 (0.7)1.000
Peripheral Vascular Disease808 (10.8)143 (9.5)0.150
  1. 429 patients (4.6%) excluded from table due to missing blood pressure and weight data during the first 4 months of the study
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