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Table 2 Patient characteristics with incident inguinal hernia by dialysis status

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

Variable HD (N = 16) PD (N = 24) P value
Male, N (%) 16 (100) 21 (88) 0.07
P value vs. no-hernia male (%) <0.001 (61) 0.007 (62)  
Age at hernia onset, years (range) 66 (22–91) 66 (42–82) 0.9
Unilateral/bilateral hernia, N 15/1 21/3 0.5
Duration from dialysis initiation to hernia onset, months (range) 64 (5–148) 24 (1–101) 0.004
Body mass index, kg/m2 (range)    
 Dialysis initiation 20.7 (19.6–22.6) 23.1 (18.4–32.2) 0.03
 Hernia onset 19.9 (18.3–21.4) 23.4 (19.1–33.0) 0.004
P value (dialysis initiation vs. hernia onset) <0.001 0.58  
  1. HD hemodialysis, PD peritoneal dialysis, vs. versus