Table 1: Patient characteristics of hemoglobin variability.

Patient characteristicsHA (: 39)High (: 13)Target (: 42)Low (: 37)LAH (: 16)LAL (: 22)

% of total (: 169)23.47.624.821.89.413
Age (years) (mean ± SD)54.6 ± 14.047.4 ± 8.357.8 ± 13.351.7 ± 18.353.8 ± 12.255.2 ± 15.1
Gender (male) (%)25 (44.7%)7 (7.6%)31 (18.3%)23 (43.6%)16 (4.7%)13 (7.6%)
CKD etiology
 Diabetes mellitus323423
 Hypertension639734
 PCKD313423
 Unknown etiology1029735
 Others175181567
BMI (kg/m2)23.3 ± 5.522.7 ± 3.722.4 ± 3.121.7 ± 4.823.3 ± 4.322.4 ± 4.5
Duration of dialysis
(years) (mean ± SD)
10.0 ± 5.910.2 ± 4.99.0 ± 5.79.2 ± 5.210.0 ± 7.15.8 ± 4.7

HA: high-amplitude fluctuation; LAH: low-amplitude fluctuation with high hemoglobin; LAL: low-amplitude fluctuation with low hemoglobin; BMI: body mass index; CKD: chronic kidney disease; PCKD: polycystic kidney disease; SD: standard deviation.