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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: The role of personal attitudes of control and responsibility for the uptake of peritoneal dialysis- a national survey among dialysis patients

  HD (n = 565) PD (n = 65) Prob > |z|
Age, mean (min-max) 69 (22–96) 60 (30–86) 0.000
Male, n (%) 343 (61) 36 (55) 0.406
School education, n (%)
 No school qualifications 13 (2) 2 (3) 0.398
 Basic school qualification 244 (43) 23 (36)  
 Extended secondary school diploma 193 (34) 25 (39)  
 A-levels 111 (20) 14 (22)  
ILOC, mean ± std. dev.
Answer scale: 1–5
4.0 ± 0.76 4.3 ± 0.68 0.020
ITR, mean ± std. dev.
Answer scale: 1–4
3.2 ± 0.9 3.5 ± 0.8 0.010
  1. HD Hemodialysis, PD Peritoneal dialysis, ILOC Internal locus of control, ITR Importance of taking responsibility, std. dev standard deviation