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Table 1 Participant characteristicsa

From: Choice of dialysis modality: patients’ experiences and quality of decision after shared decision-making

Patient characteristics The intervention sample (n = 349)
n (%)
The study sample (n = 148)
n (%)
The non-study sample (n = 201)
n (%)
Chi test or Fisher’s exact test
Hospitalsb I 180 (52) 61 (41) 119 (59) < 0.01
II 53 (15) 18 (12) 35 (17)
III 60 (17) 49 (33) 11 (6)
IV 56 (16) 20 (14) 36 (18)
Sex Female 123 (35) 53 (36) 70 (35) 0.849
Male 226 (65) 95 (64) 131 (65)
Age (years) age < 40 17 (5) 4 (3) 13 (7) 0.153c
40 ≤ age < 50 21 (6) 10 (7) 11 (6)
50 ≤ age < 60 45 (13) 18 (12) 27 (13)
60 ≤ age < 70 94 (27) 36 (24) 46 (23)
70 ≤ age < 80 112 (32) 61 (41) 63 (31)
age ≥ 80 59 (17) 19 (13) 41 (20)
eGFR (ml/min) eGFR < 10 82 (23) 30 (20) 52 (26) 0.301c
10 < eGFR < 20 244 (70) 110 (74) 134 (67)
eGFR > 20 23 (7) 8 (6) 15 (7)
Attended kidney school Yes 103 (30) 62 (42) 41 (20) < 0.01
No 246 (70) 86 (58) 160 (80)
Number of meetings with dialysis coordinator 1 90 (26) 17 (12) 73 (36) < 0.01
2 215 (62) 102 (69) 113 (56)
3 40 (11) 27 (18) 13 (7)
4 4 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1)
Chosen option Home peritoneal dialysis 228 (65) 105 (71) 123 (61) 0.039
Home haemodialysis 26 (8) 14 (10) 12 (6)
Dialysis at hospital 87 (25) 27 (18) 60 (30)
No decision 8 (2) 2 (1) 6 (3)
  1. aData used in this table has been registered by the dialysis coordinators and is consistent with the documentation in the patients’ electronic health records
  2. bThe roman figures indicate each of the participating hospitals
  3. cExact age and eGFR were used to calculate the p-value and not the age group and eGFR group