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Table 1 Characteristics of PD patients

From: Factors associated with gustatory threshold for salty taste in peritoneal dialysis patients

Age (years) 63 (55–78) Cl (mEq/L) 104 (99–107)
Male:female 10:12 Corrected Ca (mg/dL) 9.6 (9.2–10.2)
Duration of PD (months) 26 (6–62) P (mg/dL) 5.1 (3.9–5.6)
Primary diseases of ESRD (%)   Zn (μg/dL) 62 (55–77)
 Chronic glomerulonephritis 27.3 Intact-PTH (pg/mL) 139 (55–215)
 Nephrosclerosis 36.4 BUN (mg/dL) 55 (47–61)
 Diabetic kidney diseases 13.6 Cr (mg/dL) 7.6 (6.1–11.3)
 Other 22.7 UA (mg/dL) 6.4 (5.4–7.1)
Comorbidity (%)   β2 microglobulin (mg/L) 16 (12–21)
 Hypertension 86.4 Ferritin (ng/mL) 160 (91–283)
 Diabetes mellitus 22.7 TSAT (%) 34 (26–49)
 Cardiovascular diseases 18.1 HCO3 (mmol/L) 24 (23–28)
Modality of PD (CAPD:APD) 12:10 CRP (mg/dL) 0.14 (0.04–0.64)
Body weight (kg) 60 (51–64) Urinary protein (g/g Cr) 1.1 (0.7–3.6)
Systolic BP (mmHg) 133 (122–144) CTR (%) 50 (48–59)
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 71 (59–85) Total Kt/V 1.98 (1.79–2.37)
Effluent volume (mL/day) 287 (173–695) Peritoneal Kt/V 1.19 (0.82–1.77)
Urinary volume (mL/day) 1100 (933–1500) Renal Kt/V 0.86 (0.44–1.27)
Hb (g/dL) 10.8 (9.8–11.8) Salt excretion (g/day) 8.0 (6.5–11.2)
TP (g/dL) 6.6 (6.0–6.9) Detection threshold for 0.8 (0.6–1.6)
Alb (g/dL) 3.4 (3.1–3.6) salty taste (mg/cm2)  
Na (mEq/L) 138 (137–141) Recognition threshold for 1.8 (1.0–1.8)
K (mEq/L) 4.1 (3.7–4.6) salty taste (mg/cm2)  
  1. Data are shown as n (%) or median (interquartile range)
  2. Alb albumin, APD automated peritoneal dialysis, BP blood pressure, BUN blood urea nitrogen, Ca calcium, CAPD continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, Cl chloride, Cr creatinine, CRP C-reactive protein, CTR cardiothoracic ratio, ESRD end-stage renal disease, Hb hemoglobin, K potassium, Na sodium, P phosphorus, PD peritoneal dialysis, PTH parathyroid hormone, TP total protein, TSAT transferrin saturation, UA uric acid, Zn zinc