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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of healthy subjects and ESRD patients

From: Reproducibility of carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in end-stage renal disease patients: methodological considerations

Parameter Healthy subjects group (%) ESRD group (%)
Number of subjects 20 16
Males 12/20 (60) 10/16 (63)
Paired measurements (baseline and follow-up) 20/20 (100) 15/16 (94)
Age (years) 45 ± 12 63 ± 16***
Weight (kg) 77 ± 10 78 ± 21
Height (m) 1.74 ± 0.10 1.70 ± 0.10
SBP (mmHg) 118 ± 12 142 ± 24**
DBP (mmHg) 71 ± 9 67 ± 11
Smoking (last 6 months) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Diabetes 0 (0) 6/16 (38)
Hypertension 0 (0) 12/16 (75)
Cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, TIA, PVD) 0 (0) 8/16 (50)
AVF 0 (0) 12/16 (75)
Previous renal transplant 0 (0) 2/16 (13)
Anti-hypertensive medication 0 (0) 12/16 (75)
  1. AVF arteriovenous fistula, DBP diastolic blood pressure, ESRD end-stage renal disease, MI myocardial infarction, PVD peripheral vascular disease, SBP systolic blood pressure, TIA transient ischemic attack
  2. **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001