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Table 3 Relation between frailty, hospitalization, and peritonitis rate

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

Frailty none mild moderate severe P-value
No of patients 73 74 51 69  
Without hospitalization, no. of patients (%) 22 (30.1%) 24 (32.4%) 15 (29.4%) 11 (15.9%) p = 0.058a
Number of hospitalization 2.10 ± 2.54 2.26 ± 2.90 3.35 ± 3.29 3.74 ± 3.43 p < 0.0001b
Duration of hospitalization (days) 7.0 (0.0–15.0) 5.0 (0.0–17.0) 11.0 (0.0–30.5) 14.0 (3.0–32.0) p = 0.004b
Peritonitis-free, no. of patients (%) 56 (76.7%) 60 (81.1%) 34 (66.7%) 53 (76.8%) p = 0.6a
Number of peritonitis episode (per year) 0.27 ± 0.53 0.32 ± 0.85 0.45 ± 0.70 0.33 ± 0.66 p = 0.5b
  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