Table 1.

Baseline cohort patient characteristics for all individuals commencing home hemodialysis training between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014

VariableAllPositive DispositionaNegative DispositionbP Value
No.946034
Men, %6740 (67)27 (79)0.19
Race, %0.26
 White8452 (87)32 (94)
 Other108 (13)2 (6)
Mean age (SD), yr53.4 (13.2)51.8 (12.7)56.4 (13.8)0.10
Mean ESRD vintage at cohort entry (SD), yr1.82 (3.3)1.06 (1.2)3.15 (5.0)0.003
Urban residence7550 (83)25 (74)0.26
Primary renal disease, %
 GN2519 (32)6 (18)0.14
 Diabetes2815 (25)13 (38)0.18
 Hypertension75 (8)2 (6)0.66
 Cystic disease1711 (18)6 (18)0.93
 Other1710 (17)7 (21)0.64
Smokers, %126 (10)6 (18)0.29
Previous transplant, %58 (13)8 (24)0.21
Pre-ESRD clinic attendance, %5538 (63)17 (50)0.21
  • a Positive disposition includes patient exits for transplantation and patients remaining on home hemodialysis at cohort end date.

  • b Negative disposition is patient exits from death or modality conversion.