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Table 1 Patient, clinical characteristics and complications

From: Incidence and mortality rates of varicella among end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in Singapore General Hospital, a 12-year review

Characteristics Summary statistics; count (%) or median (range)
(N = 66)
Age (in years) 53 (19, 89)
Gender
 Female 29 (43.9%)
 Male 37 (56.1%)
Race
 Chinese 51 (77.3%)
 Malay 12 (18.2%)
 Indian 1 (1.5%)
 Others 2 (3.0%)
Cardiovascular risk factors
 Hypertension 58 (87.9%)
 Diabetes 20 (30.3%)
 Dyslipidaemia 44 (66.7%)
 Ischaemic heart disease 17 (25.8%)
 Coronary artery disease 15 (22.7%)
Number of years being ESRD before onset of varicella. (available data n = 37) 6 (0–19)
Dialysis (available data n = 59)
 Yes 42 (71.1%)
 No 17 (28.9%)
Renal transplantation
 Yes 23 (34.8%)
 No 43 (65.2%)
Status post renal transplantation (available data n = 23)
 Functioning graft kidney 14 (60.8%)
 Failed graft 9 (39.2%)
Previous immunity (available data n = 19)
 Yes (seropositive to VZV IgG) 11 (57.9%)
 No (seronegative to VZV IgG) 8 (42.1%)
Length of stay (days) 10 (2, 2555)
ICU/HD stay
 Yes 6 (9.1%)
 No 60 (90.9%)
Death
 Yes 9 (13.6%)
 No 57 (86.4%)
Readmissions (within 30 days)
 Yes 55 (83.3%)
 No 11 (16.7%)