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Table 1 Socio-demographic and additional information between CBHD and HBHD patients

From: Patterns of health-related quality of life and associated factors in Chinese patients undergoing haemodialysis

Factor Total CBHD patients HBHD patients P-value
  (n = 244) (n = 110) (n = 134)  
Socio-demographic     
Sex     0.757
 Female 40.2 % 39.1 % 41.0 %  
 Male 59.8 % 60.9 % 59.0 %  
Age (mean ± SD), year 56.6 ± 12.7 57.2 ± 13.0 56.0 ± 12.4 0.463
Educational level     0.696
 No formal education 8.6 % 10.0 % 7.5 %  
 Primary 27.0 % 23.6 % 29.9 %  
 Secondary 53.7 % 55.5 % 52.2 %  
 Tertiary 10.7 % 10.9 % 10.4 %  
Marital status     0.583
 Unmarried 34.6 % 32.7 % 36.1 %  
 Married 65.4 % 67.3 % 63.9 %  
Smoking status     0.152
 Non-smoker 95.1 % 97.3 % 93.3 %  
 Current smoker 4.9 % 2.7 % 6.7 %  
Working status     0.011*
 Not working 79.1 % 86.4 % 73.1 %  
 Working 20.9 % 13.6 % 26.9 %  
Come alone/Accompanied for HD session     0.494
 Alone 83.6 % 81.8 % 85.1 %  
 Accompanied by others 16.4 % 18.2 % 14.9 %  
Transportation to dialysis center     0.024*
 Walk 8.2 % 8.2 % 8.2 %  
 Public transport 74.6 % 81.8 % 68.7 %  
 Taxi/ others 17.2 % 10.0 % 23.1 %  
Clinical and Co-morbidity information     
Kt/V     0.337
 Targeta not achieved 26.8 % 29.6 % 23.8 %  
 Targeta achieved 73.2 % 70.4 % 76.2 %  
Blood haemogloblin     0.239
 <9 g/dL 22.8 % 19.4 % 26.1 %  
 ≥ 9 g/dL 77.2 % 80.6 % 73.9 %  
Co-morbidities     
 Yes 78.1 % 77.8 % 78.4 % 0.914
 No 21.9 % 22.2 % 21.6 %  
  1. CBHD: Community-based haemodialysis; HBHD: Hospital-based haemodialysis; HD: Haemodialysis
  2. *Significant with p-value < 0.05 by chi-square test or t-test as appropriate
  3. aTarget: Kt/V ≥ 1.8 for 2 HD sessions per week or Kt/V ≥ 1.2 for 3 HD sessions per week or Kt/V ≥ 3.6 for weekly data