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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: A clinical nomogram for the prediction of early mortality in elderly patients initiating dialysis for end-stage renal disease

Variables  
Age (years)Mean (SD)84 (3.94)
 80–84N (%)191 (63.7)
 85–89N (%)81 (27)
 > 90N (%)28 (9.3)
Sex (female)N (%)139 (46.3)
Body mass index (kg/m2)Mean (SD)19.6 (3.4)
 > 22N (%)93 (31)
 18.5–22N (%)101 (33.7)
 < 18.5N (%)106 (35.3)
Comorbid conditions  
 Congestive heart failureN (%)75 (25)
 Cardiovascular diseaseN (%)55 (18.3)
 Peripheral vascular diseaseN (%)10 (3.3)
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseN (%)15 (5)
 Diabetes mellitusN (%)123 (41)
  Diabetes mellitus with end-organ damageN (%)101 (33.7)
 Cerebral infarctionN (%)79 (26.3)
 DementiaN (%)86 (28.7)
 Collagen diseaseN (%)15 (5)
 Peptic ulcerN (%)5 (1.7)
 HemiplegiaN (%)41 (13.7 )
 Mild liver dysfunctionN (%)10 ( 3.3)
 Moderate/severe liver dysfunctionN (%)5 (1.7)
 Malignant tumorN (%)22 (7.3)
  Metastatic malignant tumorN (%)4 (1.3)
Laboratory data  
 Serum albumin g/dlMean (SD)2.8 (0.6)
 Hemoglobin g/dlMean (SD)9.0 (1.5)
 Serum sodium mEq/lMean (SD)137.6 (5.2)
 Serum potassium mEq/lMean (SD)4.5 (1.2)
 eGFR ml/min/1.73 m2Mean (SD)8.5 (3.9)
 Serum chloride mEq/lMean (SD)5.7 (2.3)
 Corrected serum calcium mg/dlMean (SD)9.3 (1.1)
 Blood urea nitrogen mg/dlMean (SD)81.3 (36.2)
 Serum phosphorus mg/dlMean (SD)5.1 (1.7)
 Total cholesterol mg/dlMean (SD)165.9 (51.7)
 C-reactive protein mg/dlMean (SD)2.9 (5.5)
Dialysis  
 Emergency initiationN (%)116.0 (38.7)
 Temporary catheterN (%)144.0 (48.0)
 Arteriovenous fistulaN (%)166.0 (52.0)
Karnofsky Performance StatusMean (SD)60.1 (23.8)
 10–40N (%)100.0 (33.3)
 50–70N (%)97.0 (32.7)
 80–100N (%)103.0 (34.3)
Fracture within 12 monthsN (%)34.0 (11.3)