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Table 1 Patient characteristics in the study conducted to evaluate experiences with the use of telemedicine in a home dialysis program

From: Evaluation of the experience with the use of telemedicine in a home dialysis program—a qualitative and quantitative study

Variable N (%) or Mean ± SD
Patients 17
Age (years) 80 ± 20
Male 64%
Race/ethnicity
 White 85%
 Black 10%
 Other 5%
 Higher education 76%
 Mean time on HHD (years) 3.2 ± 1
Dialysis frequency per week
 2 sessions 76%
 3 sessions 12%
 6 sessions 12%
Main causes of renal function loss
 Hypertension 41%
 Diabetes 23%
 Glomerulopathy 12%
 Uropathologies 11%
 Other 13%
Index of Coexisting Disease
 Severe 82%
 Moderate 6%
 Mild 12%
  1. Abbreviation: SD Standard deviation