Table 3.

Independent predictors of mortality among patients who discontinued dialysis based on multivariable Cox proportional hazards model (n=1947)

HR (95% CI) P
PPS score (>20)0.39 (0.33 to 0.46)<0.001
Initial site of care
 Home
 Nursing home or hospice residence0.88 (0.76 to 1.02)0.09
 Hospital or inpatient hospice unit1.40 (1.23 to 1.59)<0.001
White1.18 (0.99 to 1.40)0.05
Men1.12 (1.01 to 1.25)0.03
Oxygen1.09 (1.08 to 1.21)0.03
Peripheral edema1.24 (1.09 to 1.25)0.003
  • HR, hazard ratio; CI, confidence interval; PPS, Palliative Performance Scale.