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Table 1 Anthropometric and clinical characteristics correlations between HD patients and healthy subjects (controls)

From: Plasma and erythrocyte membrane phospholipids and fatty acids in Italian general population and hemodialysis patients

  HD (n = 99) Controls (n = 160) p
Age (years) 69.3 ± 14.7 61.3 ± 7.1 <0.01
Gender (male %) 59.6 100 <0.01
BMI (kg/m2) 23.0 ± 1.2 22.1 ± 1.5 <0.01
Fasting glucose (mg/dl) 125.2 ± 51.6 91.3 ± 19.3 <0.01
Blood urea nitrogen (before dialysis) 127.6 ± 43.4 - n.a
Blood urea nitrogen (after dialysis) 39.8 ± 16.7 - n.a.
Creatinin (mg/dl) 8.0 ± 2.8 0.9 ± 0.4 <0.01
Dialytic vintage (months) 65.8 ± 64.8 - n.a
Smoking (%) 15.1 5.0 <0.01
Diabetes mellitus (%) 23.2 0 n.a.
Hypertension (%) 79.8 0 n.a.
C-reactive protein 2.4 ± 5.5 1.4 ± 2.7 <0.01
  1. P-Value <0.05 is statistically significant.
  2. HD: hemodialysis. BMI: body mass index n.a.: not applicable.