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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Information about different treatment options and shared decision making in dialysis care - a retrospective survey among hemodialysis patients

  Total
n [%]
Informed
n [%]
Non-informed
n [%]
Sex
  Male 353 [60.1] 204 [58.8] 143 [41.2]
  Female 234 [39.9] 119 [51.7] 111 [48.3]
Age
  ≤ 65 years 168 [28.5] 121 [72.5]* 46 [27.4]*
  > 65 years 422 [71.5] 203 [49.2]* 210 [50.8]*
Education level
  low 285 [49.2] 137 [49.3]** 141 [50.7]**
  high 294 [50.8] 182 [62.3]** 110 [37.7]**
Dialysis vintage in years, mean [SD] 2.0 [0.5] 2.0 [0.6] 2.0 [0.5]
  1. Notes: Standard deviation (SD); *p < 0.001, **p = 0.002 (single chi square tests)