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Table 4 Different baseline characteristics of this study and DOPPS

From: Erythropoietin and iron for anemia in HIV-infected patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis in China: a cross-sectional study

Group Control (n = 35) HIV (n = 34) China subgroup of DOPPS (n = 1427)
Gender (male%) 82.9 85.3 54.6
Age (year) 44.69 ± 8.88 45.18 ± 7.73 58.7 ± 3.5
Dialysis vintage (month) 25.0 (17.0–37.0) 26.0 (13.0–36.0) 40.8 (18.0–75.6)
Dialysis frequency
3-times per week (%) 100 100 79.8
2-times per week (%) 0 0 20.2
  1. DOPPS, Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study. Dialysis vintage expressed as median IQR, Age expressed as means ±SEM