Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of parathyroidectomy patients

CharacteristicAll Patients, n (%)
Total4435 (100.0)
Age (yr)
 19–441764 (39.8)
 45–642154 (48.6)
 65–74410 (9.2)
 ≥75107 (2.4)
Race
 White1685 (38.0)
 Black2551 (57.5)
 Other199 (4.5)
Sex
 Men2298 (51.8)
 Women2137 (48.2)
Primary cause of ESRD
 Diabetes1013 (22.8)
 Hypertension1462 (33.0)
 Glomerulonephritis934 (21.1)
 Other/unknown/missing1026 (23.1)
BMI (kg/m2)
 <18151 (3.4)
 18 to <251217 (27.4)
 25 to <301026 (23.1)
 30 to <35772 (17.4)
 35 to <40517 (11.7)
 ≥40536 (12.1)
 Missing216 (4.9)
Dialysis duration (yr)
 1 to < 3538 (12.1)
 3 to < 5970 (21.9)
 ≥52927 (66.0)
Comorbid conditions (%)a
 Congestive heart failure1973 (44.5)
 CVA/TIA522 (11.8)
 ASHD1542 (34.8)
 Peripheral vascular disease1389 (31.3)
 Dysrhythmia1057 (23.8)
 Cardiac disease, other1623 (36.6)
 Diabetes1954 (44.1)
  • BMI, body mass index; CVA/TIA; cerebrovascular accident/transient ischemic attack; ASHD, atherosclerotic heart disease.

  • a Comorbid conditions were identified from the Medical Evidence Report and medical claims during 12-month period before parathyroidectomy.