Table 1.

Characteristics of recipients of deceased donor kidney transplants

VariableDDS (%)Eligible Recipients at Participating Centers Not Included in the DDS Cohort (%)aAll Eligible Recipients at Participating Centers (%)
n5576821239
Age, yr [IQR]55 [46–63]54 [45–62]55 [45–62]
Sex
 Women206 (37)271 (40)476 (38)
 Men351 (63)411 (60)763 (62)
Black
 Yes261 (47)294 (43)555 (45)
 No296 (53)388 (57)684 (55)
Listed cause of ESRD
 Diabetes143 (26)228 (33)406 (33)
 Hypertension143 (26)174 (26)319 (26)
 GN75 (13)112 (16)209 (17)
 CAKUT/congenital uropathy42 (8)66 (10)110 (9)
 Failed transplant85 (15)17 (2)29 (2)
 Other69 (12)85 (12)166 (13)
History of diabetes
 No330 (59)399 (59)726 (59)
 Yes226 (41)278 (41)501 (40)
 Unknown1 (0)5 (1)12 (1)
Hepatitis C seropositive
 No517 (93)
 Yes38 (7)31 (5)60 (5)
 Unknown2 (0)
Panel reactive antibody, %
 0363 (65)473 (69)836 (67)
 1–1027 (5)26 (4)53 (4)
 11–8086 (15)95 (14)181 (15)
 >8081 (15)88 (13)169 (14)
Prior transplant
 No470 (85)606 (89)1093 (88)
 Yes85 (15)76 (11)146 (12)
 Unknown1 (0)00
HLA antigen mismatches
 020 (4)32 (5)53 (4)
 1–224 (4)27 (4)49 (4)
 3–4214 (39)257 (38)481 (39)
 5–6297 (54)366 (54)656 (53)
Duration of dialysis, mo [IQR]53 [27–74]54 [34–77]53 [32–74]
HIVb
 No539 (97)
 Yes17 (3)
 Unknown1 (0)
Pretransplant dialysisb
 Hemodialysis444 (80)
 Peritoneal70 (13)
 No dialysis39 (7)
  • DDS, Deceased Donor Study; IQR, interquartile range; CAKUT, congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract.

  • a These recipients met inclusion criteria, except that they received kidneys from deceased donors whose surrogates had not provided consent to research, and hence, they were not included in the DDS cohort.

  • b Information for these variables was primarily obtained by manual chart review by DDS coordinators, and hence, these data were only reported for the DDS cohort. Other variables were obtained through the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network dataset.