Table 1.

Mean life expectancy by quartile following dialysis initiation according to age and renal phenotype

Renal Phenotype QuartilesLife Expectancy by Age Group (yrs)
65–6970–7475–7980–8485–8990+
25th Percentile (0–25; frail)0.90.70.50.40.30.2
50th Percentile (25–75; vulnerable)2.52.11.71.30.90.6
75th Percentile (75–100; healthy)4.64.33.73.02.31.7
  • Adapted from reference 33, with permission.