Table 2

Multivariate analysis of factors associated with chance that dialysis modality discussed with patient during pre-dialysis education

Variables (reference category)Was HHD discussed?
n=638
Was PD discussed? n=646Was transplant discussed?
n=750
Was MCM discussed?
n=639
OROROROR
Age (per decade)0.72 (0.64 to 0.81) p<0.0010.67 (0.57 to 0.78) p<0.0010.30 (0.25 to 0.37)
p<0.001
2.19 (1.86 to 2.57) p<0.001
Body mass index, mean (per 5 units)0.83 (0.73 to 0.95) p=0.0080.81 (0.71 to 0.94)
p=0.004
Number of comorbidities (≥3 vs 0–2)0.48 (0.31 to 0.73) 
p<0.001
Inpatient hospitalisation days in year prior to pre-dialysis choice (≥8 vs 0–7 days)0.46 (0.30 to 0.70) 
p<0.001
1.52 (1.04 to 2.23)
p=0.032
EQ-5D score (above vs below median)1.62 (1.03 to 2.54) p=0.038
Frailty score high vs low (vulnerable and above vs lower group of very fit to managing well)0.56 (0.39 to 0.80) p=0.0020.51 (0.31 to 0.83) p=0.0070.37 (0.24 to 0.56)
p<0.001
2.64 (1.79 to 3.89) p<0.001
  • Multivariate logistic regression using forward stepwise model. Values are ORs (95% CI) both to two decimal places. P values given to three decimal places.

  • HHD, home haemodialysis; MCM, maximum conservative management; PD, peritoneal dialysis.