Table 1.

Characteristics of first-time deceased donor kidney transplant recipients by transplant timing

Preemptive Transplants≤1-Yr Dialysis Vintage>1-Yr Dialysis Vintage
N10,992 (9.0%)14,428 (11.8%)96,433 (79.1%)
Recipient age (yr)52.7 (12.5)50.6 (13.2)50.9 (13.0)
Sex (%)
 Male8.312.079.7
 Female10.211.678.3
Race/ethnicity (%)
 Caucasian13.316.470.3
 African American4.76.788.6
 Other5.28.586.3
Body mass index (kg/m2)27.1 (4.9)26.8 (4.9)27.2 (5.0)
Last PRA (%)
 ≤409.312.478.3
 >407.68.583.9
Hepatitis C status (%)
 Negative9.011.779.4
 Positive9.914.575.6
Previous (nonkidney) transplant (%)
 No8.711.680.0
 Yes26.626.646.8
Poor functional status (%)
 No9.011.579.4
 Yes8.815.076.2
Insurance type (%)
 Public5.48.486.3
 Private17.620.062.4
Etiology of renal disease (%)
 GN9.312.778.0
 Diabetes6.611.681.8
 Polycystic kidney disease16.215.168.7
 Hypertension6.08.285.8
 Vasculitis6.17.986.0
 Congenital11.314.873.4
 Interstitial disease14.112.773.2
 Neoplasm10.010.679.3
 Transplant-related26.222.751.1
 Miscellaneous14.819.765.5
Blood type (%)
 O7.89.782.5
 A10.514.475.1
 B7.78.983.4
 AB12.418.968.7
Waiting time (yr)1.3 (1.5)0.8 (1.1)2.2 (1.7)
Center median wait (yr)3.4 (1.5)3.2 (1.5)3.5 (1.6)
Cold ischemia time (h)18.1 (9.0)18.8 (8.9)19.1 (9.2)
Donor age (yr)36.5 (16.8)36.8 (17.2)38.1 (17.1)
Zero HLA mismatch (%)
 No8.411.080.6
 Yes13.618.068.4
ECD transplant (%)
 No9.312.178.6
 Yes7.710.781.6
DCD (%)
 No9.112.078.9
 Yes8.59.582.0
CDC high risk (%)
 No9.011.979.1
 Yes10.310.779.0
  • For continuous variables, values reflect the cell-wise mean (SD). For categorical variables, percentage reflects the row-wise percentage. P values<0.05 for all comparisons except donor age between preemptive and early transplant recipients (P=0.20). PRA, percent reactive antibody, ECD, expanded criteria donor; DCD, declared cardiac death donor; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.