Table 1

Patients characteristics according to treatment group

Patient Characteristics
DialysisConservative CareTotal
n=83n=46n=129
n (%)n (%)n (%)
Dialysis
 Facility haemodialysis68 (8268 (53)
 Home haemodialysis2 (2)2 (2)
 Peritoneal dialysis13 (16)13 (10)
Median age (years)81 (78–84)83 (81–87)81 (78–85)
Age group
81 years50 (60)19 (41) 69 (53)
 >81 years33 (40)27 (59) 60 (47)
Sex
 Males57 (69)27 (59)84 (65)
 Females26 (31)19 (41)45 (35)
Country
 UK58 (70)9 (20)67 (52)
 Australia25 (30)37 (80)62 (48)
Education
 Primary school26 (31)19 (41)45 (35)
 Some high school35 (42)17 (37)52 (40)
 Completed high school8 (10)3 (7)11 (9)
 Completed diploma6 (7)3 (7)9 (7)
 Completed university degree7 (8)3 (7)10 (8)
Private health insurance
 Yes15 (18)14 (30)29 (22)
 No65 (78)29 (63)94 (73)
 Unknown1 (1)1 (2)2 (2)