International Journal of Nephrology / 2020 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Adequacy of Hemodialysis and Its Associated Factors among Patients Undergoing Chronic Hemodialysis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Table 3

Treatment characteristics associated with inadequate hemodialysis.

FactorsURR valueKt/V value
Inadequate (%)Adequate (%)Inadequate (%)Adequate (%)

Dialyzer surface area (m2)
 <1.487 (69.0)39 (31.0)0.02379 (62.7)12 (31.6)0.033
 ≥1.47 (41.2)10 (58.8)6 (35.3)46 (43.8)
Vascular access in the last month
 Temporary27 (71.1)11 (28.9)0.42026 (68.4)12 (31.6)0.226
 Permanent67 (63.8)38 (36.2)59 (56.2)46 (43.8)
Months since dialysis initiation
 3–1253 (63.1)31 (36.9)0.42848 (57.1)36 (42.9)0.467
 >1241 (69.5)18 (30.5)37 (62.7)22 (37.3)
Number of dialysis sessions per week
 102 (100.0)0.12802 (100.0)0.222
 215 (62.5)9 (37.5)15 (62.5)9 (37.5)
 379 (67.5)38 (32.5)70 (59.8)47 (40.2)
Dialysis sessions in a month
 2–1132 (60.4)21 (39.6)0.30031 (58.5)22 (41.5)0.901
 >1162 (68.9)28 (31.1)54 (60.0)36 (40.0)
Blood flow rate (ml/min)
 <25013 (65.0)7 (35.0)0.94113 (65.0)7 (35.0)0.566
 ≥25081 (65.9)42 (34.1)72 (58.5)51 (41.5)
Ultrafiltration (liters)
 0–265 (65.7)34 (34.3)1.00060 (60.6)39 (39.4)0.716
 2–429 (65.9)15 (34.1)25 (56.8)19 (43.2)
Hemoglobin (g/dL)
 <1045 (71.4)18 (28.6)0.20344 (69.8)19 (30.2)0.029
 ≥1049 (61.3)31 (38.7)41 (51.3)39 (48.7)

Temporary access included central venous catheters and permanent access included arteriovenous fistulae and arteriovenous graft in 3 patients.

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