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Table 2 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: Dialysis-related factors affecting self-efficacy and quality of life in patients on haemodialysis: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Variable Frequency (%) N (283)
Age category (years)
 < 30 36(12.7)
 30–60  173(61.1)
 > 60 74(26.1)
Gender
 Male  175(61.8)
 Female  108(38.2)
BMIa
 Underweight  16(5.7)
 Normal  107(37.8)
 Overweight  92(32.5)
 Obese  68(24)
Education
 No formal education  20(7.1)
 Elementary school (primary)   63(22.3)
 High school (secondary school)   74(26.1)
 Graduated (university and above) 126(44.5)
Household income (month)a
 High (more than 5000 NIS) 16(5.7)
 Moderate (2000–5000 NIS) 123(43.5)
 Low (less than 2000 NIS) 144(50.9)
Residency
 City and refugee camps  115(40.6)
 Village  168(59.4)
Living status
 Alone  16(5.7)
 With family  267(94.3)
Marital status
 Single, divorced, widowed  73(25.8)
 Married  210(74.2)
Occupation
 Employed  57(20.1)
 Unemployed  226(79.9)
Dialysis vintage (months)
 < 48 205(72.4)
 ≥ 48 78(27.6)
Dialysis per week
 ≤ 2  29(10.2)
 3  249(88.0)
 ≥ 4  5(1.8)
Dialysis session duration (hours)
 ≤ 3 137(48.4)
 > 3 146(51.6)
Transplantation history
 Yes  35(12.4)
 No  248(87.6)
Total chronic co-morbid diseases
 None  47(16.6)
 1  74(26.1)
 2  68(24.0)
 ≥ 3  94(33.2)
Chronic medications
 < 4 61(21.6)
 ≥ 4  222(75.4)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, NIS New Israeli Shekel
  2. a1 Israeli New Shekel equals 0.29 US Dollar