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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and biochemical data of patients that completed the study

From: Effect of a home based, low intensity, physical exercise program in older adults dialysis patients: a secondary analysis of the EXCITE trial

  Active arm
(n = 53)
Control arm (n = 62) P Value
Age, yr 73 ± 5 75 ± 6 0.06
Men, % 64 66 0.82
Hemodialisys/CAPD, n 44/9 55/6 0.25
BMI, Kg/m2 27 ± 4 25 ± 3 0.01
Smokers, % 17 8 0.16
Diabetics, % 17 20 0.75
Myocardial infarction, % 15 19 0.55
Stroke/transient ischemic attack, % 4 16 0.03
Anginal episodes, % 11 16 0.46
Arrhythmia, % 17 13 0.54
Heart failure, % 19 27 0.28
Peripheral vascular disease, % 7 16 0.16
History of neoplasia, % 21 28 0.38
Antihypertensive therapy, % 78 64 0.11
NYHA class, % 0.32
 I 40 33  
 II 36 37  
 III-IV 23 30  
Mobility, %
 Assisted 6 5 0.86
 Independent 94 95
 Six-Minute Walking Distance, mts 294 ± 74 271 ± 92 0.14
 5-time Sit-to Stand Test, sec 22.5 ± 5.1 23.9 ± 5.3 0.16