Table 1.

Participant characteristics

CharacteristicPatients (n=13)aFamily/Friends (n=9)a
Mean age, yr (range [SD])63 (42–88 [14])54 (43–78 [12])
Years in hemodialysis (range [SD])4.1 (1–10 [3.1])N/A
Women37
Race/ethnicity
 Black10
 Hispanic22
 Mixed (black, Native American, Irish)01
 Native American22
 Pacific Islander10
 White74
Education
 Less than high school diploma11
 High school degree41
 Some college/2-yr college degree54
 4-yr college degree22
 Graduate degree10
Income, $
 <20,00032
 20,000–<40,00045
 40,000–75,00010
 >75,00011
Site
 Massachusetts73
 New Mexico66
Patients with cognitive impairment12b
  • N/A, not applicable.

  • a For columns that sum to less than the total, participants declined to provide data.

  • b One family member completed interview without spouse with cognitive impairment.