Table 3.

Association of independent variables on arteriovenous access in place at initiation of dialysis in failed renal transplant recipients

VariableOdds Ratio95% Confidence IntervalP Value
Age (per 10 y)1.121.10 to 1.15<0.001
Women0.610.57 to 0.65<0.001
Black race1.171.09 to 1.26<0.001
PVD0.870.78 to 0.980.02
Diabetes0.920.86 to 0.990.02
Hypertension1.070.97 to 1.170.18
Congestive heart failure1.060.97 to 1.150.21
Coronary heart disease0.960.88 to 1.040.32
Institutionalized0.610.50 to 0.75<0.001
Current smoker1.130.98 to 1.310.09
Public insurance1.281.18 to 1.38<0.001
Employed1.050.97 to 1.140.27
Nephrology referrala
 None0.510.44 to 0.58<0.001
 <6 mo1.010.92 to 1.100.91
 6–12 mo1.030.93 to 1.130.61
 >12 mo1.00ReferenceReference
  • PVD, peripheral vascular disease.

  • a Compared with referral 12 months before initiation of dialysis.