Table 1: Characteristics of the participants.

VariableResult

Age (years), median (IQR)73 (69–79.25)
Gender, (%) female21 (38.9%)
Ethnicity, (%)
 Caucasian53 (98.1%)
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander1 (1.98%)
Anticoagulation, (%)25 (46.3%)
Haemaglobin, median (IQR)130 (121.75–142.25)
Platelets, median (IQR)226 (177–316.5)
INR, median (IQR)1.1 (1.0–1.1)
Catheter size, (%)
 18 G48 (88.9%)
 20 G3 (5.6%)
 22 G3 (5.6%)
Time of catheterization in days, median (IQR)3.83 (2–5)
Location of peripheral catheter, (%)
 Dorsum hand17 (31.5%)
 Wrist6 (11.1%)
 Forearm10 (18.5%)
 Cubital fossa21 (38.9%)
Resited peripheral catheters, (%)52 (96.3%)
Number of attempts at catheterization, mean (SD)1 (0.79)
BMI, (%)17 (31.5%)
Diabetes, (%)15 (27.8%)
Malignancy, (%)20 (37%)
Metastatic disease, (%)3 (5.6%)
Recent surgery, (%)40 (74.1%)