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Table 1 Characteristics of 466 PD peritonitis patients

From: Peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis patients in Japan: a 2013 retrospective questionnaire survey of Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis member institutions

Clinical characteristics
M/F/not described 296/167/3
Age (y/o) 65.2 ± 14.0 (range, 4–96)
Original disease  
 Diabetes mellitus 159 (34.1 %)
 Chronic glomerulonephritis 131 (28.1 %)
 Nephrosclerosis 62 (13.3 %)
 Polycystic kidney disease 18 (3.9 %)
 Others 89 (19.1 %)
 Unknown 7 (1.5 %)
Automated PD 140 cases
Combined therapy with HD 71 cases
Frequency of past peritonitis 0.85 ± 1.20
 None 236 patients
 1 time 139
 2 times 44
 3 times 22
 4 times 13
 5 times 2
 6 times 5
 7 times 1
 Unknown 4
Connection method  
 Manual/machinery device/unknown 206/303/35