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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics of the patients who survived and those who died

From: Influences of changes in obesity-related parameters on progression of arteriosclerosis in hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study

  Survival Death  
Number of patients 187 61  
Age (years) 65.7 ± 12.1 73.7 ± 9.8 P < 0.01
Gender (m/f) 102/85 35/26 NS
Body mass index (kg/m2) 22.5 ± 3.6 20.9 ± 3.5 P < 0.01
Dialysis history (months) 64.9 ± 55.7 61.0 ± 57.2 NS
Diabetes (%) 80 (43) 41 (67) P < 0.01
Hyperlipidemia drugs (%) 22 (12) 12 (20) NS
Systolic BP (mmHg) 152 ± 20 150 ± 26 NS
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 77 ± 14 73 ± 14 NS
Laboratory study
 Hemoglobin (g/dl) 10.8 ± 0.9 10.9 ± 1.0 NS
 High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dl) 47.9 ± 15.3 43.9 ± 12.7 NS
 Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dl) 87.5 ± 29.2 91.6 ± 30.2 NS
 Triglyceride (mg/dl) 100 ± 58 114 ± 87 NS
 Uric acid (mg/dl) 7.2 ± 1.4 7.0 ± 1.3 NS
 Creatinine (mg/dl) 9.9 ± 2.6 8.6 ± 2.1 P < 0.01
 C-reactive protein (mg/dl) 0.3 ± 0.7 0.5 ± 0.8 NS
 Ca (mg/dl) 8.9 ± 0.5 8.9 ± 0.5 NS
 Inorganic phosphorus (mg/dl) 5.2 ± 1.1 5.1 ± 1.0 NS
 Intact-parathyroid hormone (pg/ml) 139 ± 80 151 ± 96 NS
 Albumin (g/dl) 3.7 ± 0.3 3.5 ± 0.4 P < 0.01
 Hemoglobin A1c (%) 5.3 ± 0.8 5.5 ± 1.0 NS
 Human atrial natriuretic polypeptide (pg/ml) 60 ± 55 103 ± 197 P < 0.01
 Brain natriuretic peptide (pg/ml) 216 ± 241 429 ± 693 P < 0.01
Cardiothoracic ratio (%) 51.7 ± 4.7 54.8 ± 6.3 P < 0.01
Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (cm/s) 1971 ± 540 2317 ± 894 P < 0.01
Abdominal circumference (cm) 84.4 ± 10.3 80.6 ± 10.1 P < 0.05
Visceral fat area (cm2) 89.8 ± 62.1 69.2 ± 49.7 P < 0.05
Subcutaneous fat area (cm2) 124.8 ± 71.3 97.6 ± 76.3 P < 0.05
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD