Table 1.

Baseline characteristics for matched patients

VariablePeritoneal Dialysis Group, n=61Arteriovenous Fistula Group, n=61P Value
Age, yr, median (IQR)61 (54–70)64 (53–75)0.47
Sex (male), n (%)37 (61)37 (61)1.00
BMI, kg/m2, median (IQR)a25.4 (23.1–28.5)28.6 (25.1–32.1)<0.001
Race, n (%)1.00
 Black7 (12)7 (12)
 Caucasian/Other54 (88)54 (88)
Yr of time zero0.10
 2002–201124 (39)33 (54)
 2012–201937 (61)28 (46)
Comorbidities, n (%)
 Hypertension59 (97)57 (93)0.68
 Diabetes24 (39)25 (41)0.85
 Cardiovascular disease19 (31)29 (47)0.06
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease6 (10)10 (16)0.28
 Heart failure9 (15)6 (10)0.40
Active smoking, n (%)b12 (22)12 (20)0.56
Primary kidney disease, n (%)0.83
 Hypertensive disease15 (25)15 (25)
 Diabetic nephropathy14 (23)19 (31)
 GN16 (26)14 (23)
 Others16 (26)13 (21)
Furosemide use, n (%)28 (46)30 (49)0.72
ACEi/ARB use, n (%)44 (72)44 (72)1.00
  • All variables defined at time of AVF creation or match time. IQR, interquartile range; BMI, body mass index; ACEi, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker.

  • a Seven and 12 missing for the PD and AVF groups, respectively.

  • b Seven missing for the PD group.