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Table 1 Demographic variables of study population*

From: The effect of empowerment on the self-efficacy, quality of life and clinical and laboratory indicators of patients treated with hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial

Demographic variables Control group Experimental group
Mean age (yrs) at study entry ± SD 37.3 ± 12.79 38.56 ± 11.4
Sex (n = 48) Males (%) 16 (69.6) 15 (60)
Married (%) 15 (65.2 ) 15 (60)
Educational status (%)   
Primary school 4 (17.4) 2 (8)
Secondary school 8 (34.8) 11 (44)
Post-secondary school diploma 6 (26.1) 8 (32)
Undergraduate degree 5 (21.7) 4 (16)
Dialysis (%)   
Twice per week 5 (21.7) 8 (32)
Three times per week 18 (78.3) 17 (68)
Renal risk markers (%)   
Hypertension 7 (30.4) 6 (24)
Diabetes 5 (21.7) 4 (16)
Renal stones 4 (17.4) 0
Infection 1 (4.3) 3 (12)
Other 6 (26.1) 12 (48)
  1. *All comparisons are non-significant. p > 0.05.