Age, years
mean ± SD
Median (IQR)

45.8 ± 7.94
45 (39-52.5)
Female gender, n (%) 11 (37.9)
Cause of ESRD, n (%)
Diabetes mellitus
Hypertensive renal disease
Chronic glomerulonephritis
Chronic interstitial nephritis
Others

13 (44.8)
5 (17.2)
5 (17.2)
4 (13.8)
2 (6.9)
Duration of dialysis (months) 72.34 ± 5.38
Kt/V (mean ± SD) 1.4 ± 0.2
Medications, n (%)
Calcium carbonate
Sevelamer carbonate
Vitamin D sterols

26 (89.7)
25 (86.2)
27 (93.1)
Table 1: Patients' characteristics.