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Table 2 Medical information and treatment experiences of participants

From: Factors associated with quality of life among chronic kidney disease patients in Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics n %
Duration of illness (years)
  < 1 191 43.41
 1–5 151 34.32
  > 5 98 22.27
Stages of CKD
 Stage I 89 20.22
 Stage II 9 2.05
 Stage III 7 1.59
 Stage IV 18 4.09
 Stage V 317 72.05
Taking hemodialysis
 Yes 296 67.27
 No 144 32.73
Duration of hemodialysis (months)
  < 10 96 32.43
 10–12 28 9.46
  > 12 172 58.11
History of kidney transplantation
 Yes 21 4.77
 No 419 95.23
Medical conditions
Hypertension
Yes 404 91.82
No 36 8.18
Diabetes mellitus
Yes 94 21.36
No 346 78.64
Heart disease
Yes 50 11.36
No 390 88.64
Other chronic disease
Yes 11 2.50
No 429 97.50
Disability
Yes 5 1.14
No 435 98.86
Taking to a hospital
 Family members 356 80.91
 Friends 5 1.14
 Themselves 79 17.95
Frequency to see a doctor per month
 Irregular 144 32.73
 8 241 54.77
 12 55 12.50
Distance of hospital (km)
  < 10 56 12.73
 10–30 57 12.95
  > 30 327 74.32
Medical expenses per visit (NRs)
  < 1001 185 42.05
 1001-5000 155 35.22
 5001-10,000 8 1.82
 10,001-20,000 70 15.91
  > 20,000 22 5.00
Min. = 400, Max. = 300,000, Median = 1500, IQR = 4000.00
Facing problem for medical expenses
 Yes 307 69.77
 No 133 30.23
Support for medical expenses
 Family members 379 86.14
 Themselves 59 13.41
 Others 2 0.45
Having health insurance
 Yes 74 16.82
 No 366 83.18