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Table 1 Characteristics of End Stage Renal Disease Patients in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

From: Comparison of the health-related quality of life of end stage kidney disease patients on hemodialysis and non-hemodialysis management in Uganda

Characteristics Non-Haemodialysis Haemodialysis Overall Total
(N = 364)
p-value
n = 240 % n = 124 %
Gender        0.134
 Female 98 42.6 39 34.2 137 39.8  
 Male 132 57.4 75 65.8 207 60.2  
Age        0.294
 18–50 152 63.9 71 58.2 223 62.0  
  ≥ 50 86 36.1 51 41.8 137 38.0  
Median (IQR) 45 (34,56) 48 (36,58) 46 (35,58)  
Marital status        0.196
 Married 138 57.5 80 64.5 218 62.3  
 Single 102 42.5 44 35.5 146 37.7  
Education level        <.001*
 None 26 10.8 13 10.5 39 10.7  
 Primary 78 32.5 19 15.3 97 26.6  
 Secondary 99 41.3 46 37.1 145 39.8  
 Post-Secondary 37 15.4 46 37.1 83 22.8  
Family size        0.346
  ≤ 5 128 58.2 58 52.7 186 56.3  
  > 5 92 41.8 52 47.3 144 43.6  
Religion        0.211
 None/Others 15 6.3 13 10.5 28 7.6  
 Muslim 42 17.5 29 23.4 71 19.5  
 Catholic 97 40.4 43 34.7 140 38.4  
 Protestant 86 35.8 39 31.5 125 34.3  
Occupation        0.720
 Employed 220 91.7 115 92.7 335 92.0  
 Unemployed 20 8.3 9 7.3 29 8.0  
Main source of income        0.138
 Donations 69 28.7 36 29.0 105 28.8  
 My job 103 42.9 64 51.6 167 45.9  
 Savings/others 68 28.3 24 19.4 92 25.3  
Bread winner        0.182
 No 168 70.0 95 76.6 263 72.3  
 Yes 72 30.0 29 23.4 101 27.7  
Hypertension        0.101
 No 52 21.7 18 14.5 70 19.2  
 Yes 188 78.3 106 85.5 294 80.8  
Stroke        0.146
 No 235 97.9 118 95.2 353 97.0  
 Yes 5 2.1 6 4.8 11 3.0  
Diabetes        0.609
 No 172 71.7 92 74.2 264 72.5  
 Yes 68 28.3 32 25.8 100 27.5  
KDCs        <.001*
  ≤ 50 170 70.8 53 42.7 223 61.3  
  > 50 70 29.2 71 57.3 141 38.7  
Median (IQR) 49.1 (38.7, 57.6) 54.7 (48.5, 60.4) 51.1 (41.3, 58.9)  
Overall health score        0.102
  ≤ 50 208 92.9 107 97.3 315 94.3  
  > 50 16 7.1 3 2.7 19 5.7  
Median (IQR) 40.9 (35.9, 43.9) 42.2 (38.8, 44.5) 41.3 (37.1, 44.2)  
  1. KDCS Kidney disease composite summary, PCS Physical composite summary, MCS Mental composite summary *Statistically significant Variables (P-value < 0.05)