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Table 3 Patients’ demographic, diagnostic, comorbidity and death details

From: Health service utilisation during the last year of life: a prospective, longitudinal study of the pathways of patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3-5

Characteristics N = 19 All N (% All) n = 9 Conservative n (% Group) n = 10 Dialysis n (% Group)
Gender
 Male 12 (63) 5 (56) 7 (70)
Age (years)
 Median (range) 78 (42-90) 86 (72-90) 74 (42-90)
  < 60 years 3 (16) 0 (0) 3 (30)
 60-80 8 (42) 3 (33) 5 (50)
  > 80 8 (42) 6 (67) 2 (20)
Marital status
 Married/Defacto 10 (53) 5 (56) 5 (50)
Living arrangements
 Lives with others 16 (84)a 7 (78)b 9 (90)c
 Lives alone 3 (16) 2 (22) 1 (10)
CKD stage
 Stage 4 4 (21) 4 (44)
 Stage 5 15 (79) 5 (56) 10 (100)
Comorbidity index
 Median (range) 8 (3-11) 9 (7-10) 6.5 (3-11)
Deaths during study period
 Numberd 7 (37) 4 (44) 3 (30)
 Median (range) days from study entryd 148 (92-330) 217 (92-330) 103 (101-228)
  1. Note: Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding,
  2. aThree patients lived in nursing homes and one patient shared a house - not with a carer
  3. bTwo patients lived in nursing homes
  4. cOne patient lived in a nursing home and one patient shared a house - not with a carer
  5. dIncludes a patient who died as a result of an accident