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Table 1 Patient and caregiver characteristics

From: Views of Canadian patients on or nearing dialysis and their caregivers: a thematic analysis

Type of respondent n (%)
  Total n= 189
Patient receiving hemodialysis in a clinic 91 (48.1)
Patient on home hemodialysis 32 (16.9)
Patient on peritoneal dialysis 22 (11.6)
Patient on dialysis, no detail 2 (1.1)
Patient, within a year of starting dialysis 6 (3.2)
Care provider 36 (19.0)
Age  
18 – 29 5 (2.6)
30 – 39 15 (7.9)
40 – 49 26 (13.8)
50 – 59 35 (18.5)
60 – 69 49 (25.9)
70 – 79 23 (12.2)
80 and over 10 (5.3)
Prefer not to answer 26 (13.8)
Gender  
Male 73 (38.6)
Female 89 (47.1)
Prefer not to answer 27 (14.3)
Ethnicity  
Aboriginal 3 (1.6)
Asian 10 (5.3)
Black 9 (4.8)
Mixed 3 (1.6)
Other 7 (3.7)
White 123 (65.1)
Prefer not to say 34 (18.0)
Province  
Atlantic 26 (13.8)
British Columbia 7 (3.7)
Ontario 59 (31.2)
Prairies 65 (34.4)
Quebec 4 (2.1)
Territories 1 (0.5)
Prefer not to say 27 (14.3)