Table 3

Characteristics of patients who underwent pre-dialysis education tabulated by patient’s choice of home dialysis and significant univariate correlations and multivariate analysis

VariablesChose home
dialysis (HHD, PD)?
Multivariate OR
Count, n (%)424 (31)943 (69)
Age, mean6269−0.201, p<0.0010.79 (0.73 to 0.87), p<0.001
Gender female, %4039
Body mass index, mean29.4530.47
eGFR, mL/min, mean1617
Number of comorbidities, median23−0.10, p<0.001
Inpatient hospitalisation days in year prior to pre-dialysis choice, median01
Deprivation—WIMD, median874788
Travelling time, minutes, median26.6224.4
EQ-5D score, median0.770.680.16, p<0.001
Self-rated health VAS, median7364
Frailty score, median23−0.24, p<0.0010.38 (0.28 to 0.51), p<0.001
  • Univariate correlation calculated with: Spearman’s r where yes=1.

  • Multivariate correlation logistic multiple regression using stepwise forward technique using likelihood ratios to determine model. Multivariate model uses simplified predictor variables (EQ-5D score dichotomised about median), frailty low (vulnerable and above vs lower group of very fit to managing well), age per decade of years.

  • Excluded patients who chose transplant or MCM.

  • Values to two decimal places or three decimal places for p values.

  • eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; HHD, home haemodialysis; MCM, maximum conservative management; PD, peritoneal dialysis; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale; WIMD, Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation 2014.