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Table 2 Relation between depression, hospitalization, and peritonitis rate

From: Depression does not predict clinical outcome of Chinese peritoneal Dialysis patients after adjusting for the degree of frailty

Depression none mild moderate moderately severe severe P-value
No of patients 110 80 43 26 8  
Without hospitalization, no. of patients (%) 35 (31.8%) 21 (26.3%) 10 (23.3%) 6 (23.1%) 0 p = 0.075a
Number of hospitalization 2.29 ± 2.67 2.84 ± 3.20 3.30 ± 3.48 3.35 ± 3.22 5.13 ± 3.87 p = 0.007b
Duration of hospitalization (days) 6.0 (0.0–21.5) 6.5 (0.8–23.0) 9.0 (1.0–26.0) 16.5 (3.0–30.5) 47.0 (21.5–88.3) p = 0.021b
Peritonitis-free, no. of patients (%) 84 (76.4%) 60 (75.0%) 33 (76.7%) 18 (69.2%) 8 (100%) p = 0.9a
Number of peritonitis episode (per year) 0.36 ± 0.77 0.35 ± 0.66 0.30 ± 0.60 0.42 ± 0.70 0 p = 0.9b
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or median (inter-quartile range), and compared by aKendall’s tau test and bSpearman rank order correlation coefficient