Table 3.

Likelihood of initiating dialysis following fistula creation according to age, sex, and comorbidity category at 2 years of follow-up

Age (yr)MaleFemale
Lower Comorbidity
(n, %)aHigher Comorbidity
(n, %)bTotal (n, %)Lower Comorbidity
(n, %)aHigher Comorbidity
(n, %)bTotal (n, %)
18–54204/234, 87.239/43, 90.7243/277, 87.798/113, 86.712/17, 70.6110/130, 84.6
55–64148/174, 85.154/63, 85.7202/237, 85.288/99, 88.923/26, 88.5111/125, 88.8
65–74208/246, 84.683/104, 79.8291/350, 83.194/120, 78.343/49, 87.8137/169, 81.1
75–84174/239, 72.885/104, 81.7259/343, 75.5104/155, 67.135/50, 70.0139/205, 67.8
≥8531/48, 64.613/20, 65.044/68, 64.7NRNR16/25, 64.0
  • Table cells with counts <6 are suppressed in accordance with Ontario privacy laws. NR, not reportable.

  • a Deyo-Charlson Comorbidity Index = 0–4.

  • b Deyo-Charlson Comorbidity Index ≥5.