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Table 2 Medical characteristics and treatments (compliance and side effects)

From: Factors associated with health-related quality of life in renal transplant recipients: results of a national survey in France

   n %
Medical characteristics Cadaveric donor transplantation 1035 97.5%
Duration of transplantation, years 8.5 ± 5.8
Patients with rejection since renal transplant 222 22.9%
Major causes of ESRD
Chronic glomerular nephritis 380 35.8%
Interstitial nephropathy 122 11.5%
Hereditary nephropathy 206 19.4%
Duration of dialysis, months (mean ± SD) 31.3 ± 37.2
Intercurrent health events in the last four weeks 245 23.2%
Hospitalization 111 11.1%
Critical illness 47 4.7%
Infectious disease 123 13.7%
Acute rejection episodes 42 4.0%
Graft surgery 17 1.9%
Comorbidities
Hypertension 844 80.9%
BMI > 30 (kg/m2) 140 13.4%
Diabetes mellitus 133 12.9%
Current smokers 122 11.8%
Treatments, compliance and side Side effects 838 79%
Mean number of side effects per patient 5.7 ±3.9
Range (1–17)
Mean number of drugs per patient 5.1 ±3.1
Immunosuppressive treatment
Calcineurin inhibitors 956 90.6%
Corticosteroids 593 56.2%
Antimetabolites 769 72.9%
Proliferation inhibitors 53 5.0%
Monotherapy 109 10.3%
Bitherapy 564 53.5%
Tritherapy 378 35.8%
Other treatment
Antihypertensive drugs 890 84.4%
Hypolipidemics 540 51.2%
Antidiabetic agents 100 9.5%
Non-compliant to treatment 239 22.5%
Side effects related to:
General health 548 51.6%
Mental health 467 44.0%
Body modification 771 72.7%
Sexual disorders 288 27.1%
  Diarrhea 216 20.4%