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Table 1 Baseline demographic data and clinical characteristics of the enrolled hemodialysis patients

From: Glycated albumin is a better indicator of the glucose excursion than predialysis glucose and hemoglobin A1c in hemodialysis patients

  All patients (n = 90) Diabetic patients (n = 46) Nondiabetic patients (n = 44) P valuea
Age (years) 68.8 ± 12.1 66.3 ± 11.4 71.3 ± 12.5 0.0536
Gender (male) 66.6 73.9 59.1 0.135
Hemodialysis vintage (months) 115.8 ± 166.1 102.4 ± 194.9 129.4 ± 131.2 0.447
Body mass index (kg/m2) 21.2 ± 3.9 22.0 ± 4.4 20.4 ± 3.1 0.0596
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 9.9 ± 1.4 10.2 ± 1.4 9.6 ± 1.5 0.062
Albumin (g/dl) 3.3 ± 0.4 3.3 ± 0.4 3.3 ± 0.4 0.7119
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dl) 60.1 ± 17.8 62.1 ± 18.7 58.0 ± 16.8 0.2767
Creatinine (mg/dl) 9.7 ± 3.1 9.1 ± 3.0 10.4 ± 3.2 0.0480
Diabetes (%) 51.1 100 0 <0.0001
Oral hypoglycemic agent (%) 14.4 28.3 0 <0.0001
Insulin (%) 13.3 26.1 0 <0.0001
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (IU/week) 5270.8 ± 4186.5 5225.5 ± 4428.9 5318.2 ± 3968.0 0.9171
  1. Variables are presented as mean ± SD
  2. aDiabetic patients vs nondiabetic patients