Table 4: Distribution of specific cardiovascular disease risk factors among study participants by duration of dialysis.

VariablesDuration of dialysis
<1 year1–5 years5–10 yearsp value
N%N%N%

(1) Anaemia
 No25.70.131
 Yes1030.31854.5515.2

(2) CRP
 Positive933.31348.1518.50.415
 Negative337.5531.3

(3) Mean values (Mean SD)
 Haemoglobin (g/dL)8.36 ± 1.579.32 ± 1.299.24 ± 1.050.173
 Phosphate (mg/L)71.67 ± 24.871.89 ± 29.6756.00 ± 12.000.210
 Calcium (mg/L)70.33 ± 16.0067.83 ± 19.8183.80 ± 8.670.463