Table 1

Home dialysis patient demographics

Home dialysis patients
n=118
Home HD patients
n=78
PD patients
n=40
Age, years, mean±SD52.02±13.5149.81±12.0856.33±15.21
Gender
Female, n (%)
 58 (49.2) 38 (48.7) 20 (50)
Dialysis vintage
Years, mean±SD
 4.03±7.25 4.90±7.48 2.33±6.54
Duration of training
Weeks, mean±SD
 6.35±5.35 8.71±5.15 1.75±0.80
Cause of End-stage renal disease, n (%)
 Cardiorenal syndrome2 (1.7)1 (1.3)1 (2.5)
 Calcineurin Inhibitor, toxicity2 (1.7)1 (1.3)1 (2.5)
 Cystinuria2 (1.7)1 (1.3)1 (2.5)
 Diabetes16 (13.6)9 (11.5)7 (17.5)
 Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis12 (10.2)8 (10.3)4 (10)
 Henoch-Schonlein purpura2 (1.7)2 (2.6)
 Hypertension12 (10.2)5 (6.4)7 (17.5)
 Hypoplastic kidneys2 (1.7)2 (2.6)
 IgA nephropathy13 (11)9 (11.5)4 (10)
 Lupus nephritis8 (6.8)5 (6.4)3 (7.5)
 Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis6 (5.1)5 (6.4)1 (2.5)
 Polycystic kidney disease7 (5.9)6 (7.7)1 (2.5)
 Reflux nephropathy5 (4.2)5 (6.4)
 Renal vasculitis6 (5.1)5 (6.4)1 (2.5)
 Thrombotic microangiopathy2 (1.7)1 (1.3)1 (2.5)
 Unknown8 (6.8)6 (7.7)2 (5.0)
 Other*13 (11)7 (8.9)6 (15)
Prior RRT, n (%)
 None42 (35.6)11 (14.1)31 (77.5)
 In-centre intermittent HD50 (42.4)42 (53.8)8 (20)
 PD9 (7.6)9 (11.5)
 Renal transplant17 (14.4)16 (20.5)1 (2.5)
Highest level of education, n (%)
 Elementary school3 (2.5)2 (2.6)1 (2.5)
 High school20 (16.9)11 (14.1)9 (22.5)
 College40 (33.9)21 (26.9)19 (47.5)
 University55 (46.6)44 (56.4)11 (27.5)
REALM health literacy, n (%)
 Poor5 (4.2)5 (6.4)
 Good113 (95.8)73 (93.6)40 (100)
Learning modality, n (%)
 Unimodal17 (14.4)14 (17.9)3 (7.5)
 Bimodal17 (14.4)13 (16.7)4 (10)
 Multimodal84 (71.2)51 (65.4)33 (82.5)
  • HD, haemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis; REALM, Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine; RRT, renal replacement therapy.