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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study sample (N = 126) (Results/patient characteristics)

From: Self-rated health, quality of life and appetite as predictors of initiation of dialysis and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease stages 4–5: a prospective cohort study

Characteristics Total
Age in years, median 68.5 [22]
Men, n (%) 83 (66)
Weight (kg) 76 [17]
BMI (kg/m2) 26 [6.5]
Systolic BP (mmHg) 138 [17]
Diastolic BP (mmHg) 78 [11]
eGFR (mL/min), median 14.5 [8]
Primary kidney diseasea N %
Diabetes 23 (18)
Polycystic KD 11 (9)
Hypertension 9 (7)
Kidney transplanted 9 (7)
Glomerulonephritis 5 (4)
Vasculitis 4 (3)
Chronic interstitial nephritis 3 (2)
Otherb 9 (7)
Unknown 53 (42)
Medication intake
> 9 drugs per day 54 (43)
≤ 9 drugs per day 72 (57)
Use of phosphate binder 37 (29)
Use of erythropoietin 56 (44)
Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)
Low (0–2) 50 (40)
Medium (3–5) 63 (50)
High (≥ 6) 13 (10)
  1. eGFR estimated glomerular filtration rate, BMI body mass index
  2. a ICD-10 Classification
  3. b Obstructive, malignant, etc. [..] = IQR