Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of patients according to their first event after incident fistula creation

Dialysis
(n=1552)
(80.5%)Death
(n=164)
(8.5%)Predialysis
(n=197)
(10.2%)
Time to event: median (IQR) days186 (72–423)345 (158–757)1179 (889–1466)
Sex: n (%) male1039 (66.9)111 (67.7)113 (57.4)a
Age: mean (SD) years64.9 (14.1)74.3 (10.7)b69.0 (12.8)b
 n (%) years
  18–54353 (22.8)9 (5.4)31 (15.7)
  55–64313 (20.2)19 (11.6)29 (14.7)
  65–74428 (27.6)38 (23.2)52 (26.4)
  75–84398 (25.6)77 (47.0)73 (37.1)
  ≥8560 (3.9)21 (12.8)12 (6.1)
Diabetes: n (%)848 (54.6)96 (58.5)93 (47.2)
Deyo-Charlson Comorbidity Index: mean (SD)3.4 (1.9)4.1 (2.1)b3.0 (1.6)b
n (%)
  0–2673 (43.4)42 (25.6)97 (49.2)
  3–4489 (31.5)57 (34.8)75 (38.1)
  ≥5390 (25.1)65 (39.6)25 (12.7)
  • Excludes 16 (0.8%) patients whose first event was a preemptive kidney transplant. IQR, interquartile range.

  • a P<0.01 compared with patients who started dialysis.

  • b P<0.001 compared with patients who started dialysis.