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Table 2 Characteristics of included patients according to their respondent status

From: Predialysis therapeutic care and health-related quality of life at dialysis onset (The pharmacoepidemiologic AVENIR study)

  Overall
(N = 420)
Respondents
   YES
(N = 283)
NO
(N = 137)
P
Male sex (%) 61.0 63.3 56.2 0.17
Age at dialysis onset, year     
   m ± SD 68.2 ± 14.8 67.1 ± 14.6 70.5 ± 15.1 0.03
   <45 (%) 8.6 9.2 7.3 0.06
   45 - 64 (%) 23.8 26.9 17.5  
   ≥65 (%) 67.6 64.0 75.2  
Body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2 (%) 59.8 60.8 57.7 0.55
Primary renal disease (%)     
   Glomerulonephritis 10.3 11.3 8.1 0.55
   Diabetic nephropathy 22.7 20.5 27.2  
   Hypertensive nephropathy 23.6 24.4 22.1  
   Hereditary nephropathy 5.5 5.7 5.7  
   Others 37.9 38.2 37.5  
Comorbid condition (%) 47.1 44.2 53.3 0.08
Quality of therapeutic practices (%)     
   High 22.1 23.7 19.0 0.12
   Moderate 65.7 62.5 72.3  
   Poor 12.1 13.8 8.8  
Time since referral to a nephrologist, months     
   m ± SD 42.0 ± 52.3 43.0 ± 51.9 39.9 ± 53.2 0.57
   >12 (%) 69.3 72.8 62.0 0.07
   [4 - 12[ (%) 17.9 16.3 21.2  
   [1 - 4[ (%) 12.9 11.0 16.8  
Number of nephrology consultations (%)     
   6 or more 24.6 28.0 17.5 0.06
   3 - 5 49.2 47.2 53.3  
   0 - 2 26.3 24.8 29.2