Table 1: Characteristics of 1144 dialysis patients included in this study.

All<50 years50s60s70s≥80s

Number of patients1144129202324348141
Male/female714/43078/51137/65209/115217/13173/68
Age at start dialysis (years)
Survival after dialysis initiation (years)6.8209.17.74.42.6
Life expectancy (years)18.640.228.120.213.47.7
Life-shortening periods (years)−11.6 −30.1 −22.5 −14.6 −9.4 −5.3
Deceased patients667 (58%)39 (30%)108 (53%)182 (56%)230 (66%)107 (76%)
Cause of death
 Cerebro-cardiovascular disease235 (35%)14 (36%)41 (38%)75 (41%)76 (33%)29 (27%)
 Infections167 (25%)7 (18%)27 (25%)37 (20%)61 (27%)35 (33%)
 Cancer88 (13%)5 (13%)14 (13%)25 (14%)30 (13%)14 (13%)
 Others132 (20%)7 (18%)17 (16%)30 (16%)22 (10%)22 (21%)
 Unknown44 (7%)6 (15%)9 (8%)15 (8%)7 (3%)7 (6.5%)