Table 1.

Donor and recipient characteristics

CharacteristicQuestionnaire Respondents, n (%) (n=2455)
At time of donation
 Age
  15–29 yr505 (20.6)
  30–59 yr1851 (75.4)
  60–74 yr99 (4.0)
 Race
  American Indian16 (0.7)
  Asian American11 (0.4)
  Black 113 (4.6)
  White 2282 (93.0)
  Multiracial20 (0.8)
 Female1505 (61.3)
 Donor relationship to recipient
  Parent450 (18.3)
  Child316 (12.9)
  Sibling1011 (41.2)
  Other relative130 (5.3)
  Spouse/partner219 (8.9)
  Friend173 (7.0)
  Paired exchange4 (0.2)
  Other unrelated145 (5.9)
 Year of donation
  1963–196928 (1.1)
  1970–1979275 (11.2)
  1980–1989443 (18.0)
  1990–1999775 (31.6)
  2000–2005934 (38.0)
 Employment status
  Working full-time1777 (72.4)
  Working part-time225 (9.2)
  Retired67 (2.7)
  Unemployed142 (5.8)
  Unknown244 (9.9)
Surgical procedure
  Open1630 (66.4)
  Laparoscopic822 (33.5)
  Unknown3 (0.1)
At time of questionnaire
 Age
  24–29 yr20 (0.8)
  30–59 yr1423 (58.0)
  60–79 yr947 (38.6)
  80–94 yr65 (2.6)
 Educational attainment
  <High school66 (2.7)
  High school497 (20.2)
  Some college, vocational/technical school, or associates degree920 (37.5)
  4-yr college degree510 (20.8)
  Graduate degree449 (18.3)
 Marital status
  Married or living together1852 (75.4)
  Separated, divorced or widowed449 (18.3)
  Never married141 (5.7)
 Employment status
  Working full-time1272 (51.8)
  Working part-time299 (12.2)
  Not working for pay770 (31.4)
  Unemployed80 (3.3)
  Unknown34 (1.4)
Recipient status reported by donor
 Alive1468 (59.8)
Graft status
  Functioning1060 (43.2)
  Functioning, but with problems100 (4.1)
  Not functioning (graft failure)307 (12.5)
  • Numbers and percentages may not add up to the sample total because of missing data.