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Table 1 Participant Characteristics (N = 30)

From: “I just have to take it” – patient safety in acute care: perspectives and experiences of patients with chronic kidney disease

Characteristic n (%)
Sex
 Male 16 (53.3)
 Female 14 (46.7)
Age
 ≤ 50 years 8 (26.7))
 ≥ 51 years 22 (73.3)
Self-declared Ethnicity
 Non-Indigenous Canadian 16 (53.3)
 Indigenous Canadian 14 (46.7)
Education Level
< Gr. 9 6 (20)
> Gr. 10 24 (80)
Length of CKD
 ≤ 5 years 19 (63.3)
 ≥ 6 years 11 (36.7)
Stage of CKD
 3 3 (10)
 4 5 (16.7)
 5 (ESRD) 22 (73.3)
Type of Dialysis
 Hemodialysis 17 (56.7)
 Peritoneal 6 (20.0)
 Not currently on dialysis 7 (23.3)
Comorbidities
 Present (diabetes, hypertension, PVD) 25 (83.3)
 Absent 5 (16.7)
Number of hospitalizations in past 5 years
 < 5 times 12 (40.0)
 5–10 times 6 (20.0)
 > 10 times 12 (40.0)
Admitting Diagnosis
 Infection of lower extremities 9 (30.0)
 Infection to dialysis catheters 3 (10.0)
 Other (HF, pancreatitis, back pain, abd pain, gastroparesis, pancreatitis, post-op fracture) 18 (60.0)
Length of Stay
 ≤ 15 days 21 (70.0)
 ≥ 16 days 9 (30.0)