Table 2: Characteristics of dialysis patients aged ≥80 years.

AllLivingDeceasedP value

Number of patients14134107
Male/female73/6817/1756/150.0026
Duration from first visit to dialysis initiation (months) 0.2154
Age at start dialysis (years) 0.5540
Deceased within 1 year49 (46%)
ECOG-PS at dialysis initiation 0.0004
Cerebro-cardiovascular disease88 (62%)20 (59%)68 (64%)0.6200
Diabetes mellitus49 (35%)11 (32%)38 (36%)0.7360
Mean blood pressure (mmHg) 0.4817
 Systolic 0.7437
 Diastolic 0.0132
Body mass index 0.2319
Hemoglobin (g/L) 0.4054
BUN (mg/dL) 0.3071
eGFR 0.5604
Albumin (mg/dL) 0.1813
Phosphorus (mg/dL) 0.2801
Potassium (mEq/L) 0.3065
Calcium (mg/dL) 0.0110