Table 2.

Unadjusted hospitalization rates by profit status and region

RegionFor-Profit Rate per 100 Person-YearsNonprofit Rate per 100 Person-YearsRelative Rate
(95% Confidence Interval)P Value
Hemodialysis
 Overall1691461.16 (1.12 to 1.18)<0.001
 Northeast1701621.05 (0.99 to 1.11)0.09
 South1711531.12 (1.08 to 1.16)<0.001
 Midwest1771511.17 (1.12 to 1.22)<0.001
 West1551231.26 (1.20 to 1.32)<0.001
Peritoneal dialysis
 Overall110991.12 (1.02 to 1.22)0.02
 Northeast1171180.99 (0.77 to 1.28)0.97
 South115971.19 (1.01 to 1.39)0.03
 Midwest1171180.99 (0.82 to 1.20)0.93
 West81850.96 (0.81 to 1.14)0.62