Table 1.

Baseline characteristics

CharacteristicPeritoneal Dialysis (n=10,710)Home Hemodialysis (n=706)P Value
Age (yr)62 (50, 71)50 (42, 58)<0.001
Men6082 (57)531 (75)<0.001
Race<0.001
 White7389 (69)590 (84)
 Asian1236 (12)47 (7)
 Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander601 (6)7 (1)
 Maori899 (8)33 (5)
 Pacific Peoples468 (4)24 (3)
 Other117 (1)5 (1)
Primary kidney disease<0.001
 GN/autoimmune2662 (25)273 (39)
 Diabetes3739 (35)126 (18)
 Hypertension/renovascular1526 (14)47 (7)
 Polycystic kidney disease593 (6)132 (19)
 Reflux338 (3)39 (6)
 Other/unknown1852 (17)89 (13)
Cigarette use (current)1458 (14)85 (12)0.23
Comorbidities at dialysis entry
 Chronic lung disease1606 (15)54 (8)<0.001
 Coronary disease4060 (38)122 (17)<0.001
 Periphery vascular disease2585 (24)61 (9)<0.001
 Cerebrovascular disease1594 (15)32 (5)<0.001
 Diabetes4648 (43)159 (23)<0.001
Body mass index (kg/m2)<0.001
 <20823 (7)32 (5)
 20–24.93451 (32)177 (25)
 25–29.93712 (35)248 (35)
 ≥302682 (25)243 (35)
Late referral (<3 months)2128 (20)45 (6)<0.001
eGFR7.5 (5.6–9.9)7.5 (5.8–9.4)0.59
RRT initiation era0.12
 2000–20054843 (45)298 (42)
 2006–20125876 (55)408 (58)
Country<0.01
 Australia8090 (76)565 (80)
 New Zealand2620 (24)141 (20)
  • Data are presented as numbers (percentiles) or medians (interquartile ranges).