Table 2.

Association of independent variables on central venous catheter used at initiation of dialysis in failed renal transplant recipients

VariableOdds Ratio95% Confidence IntervalP Value
Age (per 10 yr)0.850.83 to 0.87<0.001
Women1.751.63 to 1.87<0.001
Black race0.770.72 to 0.83<0.001
PVD1.311.16 to 1.48<0.001
Diabetes1.141.06 to 1.220.001
Hypertension0.950.86 to 1.050.31
Congestive heart failure1.010.93 to 1.110.79
Coronary heart disease1.030.95 to 1.120.49
Institutionalized1.531.23 to 1.89<0.001
Current smoker0.930.80 to 1.080.33
Public insurance0.740.68 to 0.80<0.001
Employed0.870.80 to 0.950.002
Nephrology referrala
 None2.001.72 to 2.33<0.001
 <6 mo1.040.94 to 1.150.42
 6–12 mo1.020.92 to 1.130.72
 >12 mo1.00ReferenceReference
  • PVD, peripheral vascular disease.

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