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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (n = 161)

From: Health related quality of life among haemodialysis and kidney transplant recipients from Nepal: a cross sectional study using WHOQOL-BREF

Characteristics Total (n = 161)
n (%)
Dialysis (n = 69)
n (%)
Transplant (n = 92)
n (%)
P-value
Age (years) (40.66 ± 12.02) 43.57 ± 13.02 38.47 ± 10.77 < 0.01
 20–30 36 (22.4) 14 (20.3) 22 (23.9)  
 31–40 52 (32.3) 17 (24.6) 35 (38.0)  
 41–50 40 (24.8) 15 (21.7) 25 (27.2)  
  > 50 33 (20.5) 23 (33.3) 10 (10.9)  
Sex     0.958
 Male 121 (75.2) 52 (75.4) 69 (75.0)  
 Female 40 (24.8) 17 (24.6) 23 (25.0)  
Residence     0.234
 Urban 124 (77.0) 50 (72.5) 74 (80.4)  
 Rural 37 (23.0) 19 (27.5) 18 (19.6)  
Socioeconomic status     0.061
 Lower 57 (35.4) 31 (44.9) 26 (28.3)  
 Middle 94 (58.4) 33 (47.8) 61 (66.3)  
 Upper 10 (6.2) 5 (7.2) 5 (5.4)  
Ethnic group     0.203
 Brahmin/ Chhetri 57 (35.4) 21 (30.4) 36 (39.1)  
 Aadibashi/Janajati 76 (47.2) 32 (46.4) 44 (47.8)  
 Others 28 (17.4) 16 (23.2) 12 (13.0)  
Marital status     0.652
 Unmarried 11 (6.8) 4 (5.8) 7 (7.6)  
 Ever married 150 (93.2) 65 (94.2) 85 (92.4)  
Employment     0.020
 Employed 80 (49.7) 27 (39.1) 53 (57.6)  
 Unemployed 81 (50.3) 42 (60.1) 39 (42.4)  
Education     0.021
 Illiterate 20 (12.4) 14 (20.3) 6 (6.5)  
 Up to 10 years of schooling 96 (59.6) 40 (58.0) 56 (60.9)  
 Higher 45 (28.0) 15 (21.7) 30 (32.6)  
Food habit     0.719
 Vegetarian 6 (3.7) 3 (3.3) 3 (4.7)  
 Non vegetarian 155 (96.3) 66 (96.7) 89 (95.3)  
Family support     0.513
 Full 106 (65.8) 42 (60.9) 64 (69.6)  
 Partial 39 (24.2) 19 (27.5) 20 (21.7)  
 No support 16 (9.9) 8 (11.6) 8 (8.7)