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Table 6 The patient characteristics’ (N = 270) analysis for physiological status

From: An integrated model using the Taguchi method and artificial neural network to improve artificial kidney solidification parameters

Characteristics Variables Sample size Percentage
Body Mass Index (BMI) < 18 kg/m2 (low) 39 24.4
18–24 kg/m2 (normal) 174 34.5
> 24 kg/m2 (high) 57 41.1
Serum calcium < 8.5 mg/dl (low) 12 14.6
8.5–10.5 mg/dl (normal) 187 49.2
> 10.5 mg/dl (high) 71 36.2
Hematocrit < 25% (low) 18 6.5
25–30% (normal) 54 20.1
> 30% (high) 198 73.4
Ferritin < 300 mg/dl (low) 65 23.9
300–800 mg/dl (normal) 178 65.9
> 800 mg/dl (high) 27 10.2
Transferrin saturation percentage < 20% (low) 48 27.8
> 20% (normal) 222 72.2