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Table 1 Patient characteristics and incidence of inguinal hernia by dialysis status

From: Inguinal hernia in hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis patients: a case-control study

Variable HD (N = 2287) PD (N = 410) P value
Age at dialysis initiation, years (range) 65 (18–99) 61 (24–98) <0.001
Male, N (%) 1401 (61) 257 (63) 0.31
Primary renal disease    
 Diabetes mellitus, N (%) 937 (41) 121 (29.5) 0.001
 Chronic glomerulonephritis, N (%) 605 (26) 206 (50)  
 Nephrosclerosis, N (%) 204 (9) 17 (4)  
 Polycystic kidney disease, N (%) 58 (3) 7 (2)  
 IgA nephropathy, N (%) 46 (2) 9 (2)  
 Others, N (%) 185 (8) 11 (3)  
 Unknown, N (%) 252 (11) 39 (9.5)  
Patients with incident inguinal hernia, N (%) 16 (0.7) 24 (5.9) <0.001
  1. HD hemodialysis, IgA immunoglobulin A, PD peritoneal dialysis