Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of patients with incident ESRD according to initial treatment modality in Denmark

CharacteristicsHemodialysisPeritoneal DialysisKidney Transplant (Pre-Emptive)Total (=N)
Total, N7233 (68)3056 (29)323 (3)10,612 (100)
Age, yr65±1560±1542±1663±16
Female, N2609 (36)1119 (37)118 (37)3846 (36)
Age, yr65±1558±1643±1662±16
Male, N4624 (64)1937 (63)205 (64)6766 (64)
Mean age65±1560±1542±1663±16
Heart valve disease before RRT
 Aortic valve314 (4)116 (4)5 (2)435 (4)
 Mitral valve182 (3)64 (2)6 (2)252 (2)
Comorbidity
 Myocardial infarction655 (9)196 (6)4 (1)855 (8)
 Diabetes with complication2057 (28)819 (27)57 (18)2933 (28)
 Diabetes2284 (32)884 (29)59 (18)3227 (30)
 Chronic obstructive lung disease561 (8)131 (4)3 (1)695 (7)
 Dementia1 (0.01)1 (0.03)02 (0.2)
 Peripheral vascular disease835 (12)201 (7)3 (1)1039 (10)
 Cancer795 (11)175 (6)1 (0.3)971 (9)
 Liver disease188 (3)36 (1)4 (1)228 (2)
 AIDS18 (0.3)2 (0.1)020 (0.2)
 Hemi-/paraplegia31 (0.4)4 (0.1)035 (0.3)
 Rheumatic disease199 (3)91 (3)8 (2)298 (3)
 Peptic ulcer569 (8)152 (5)3 (1)724 (7)
 Ischemic heart disease1555 (22)537 (18)21 (7)2113 (20)
 Cardiac arrhythmia disorder963 (13)239 (8)11 (3)1213 (11)
 Pulmonary edema172 (2)46 (2)0218 (2)
 Sepsis and cardiogenic shock594 (8)92 (3)3 (1)689 (7)
 Previous atrial fibrillation/Flutter817 (11)195 (6)7 (2)1019 (10)
 Chronic heart failure1269 (17)330 (11)3 (1)1602 (15)
Cause of kidney disease
 Diabetes mellitus1793 (24)762 (25)52 (16)2607 (25)
 Chronic GN553 (8)400 (13)71 (22)1024 (10)
 Vascular and hypertensive nephropathy906 (13)384 (13)19 (6)1309 (12)
 Polycystic kidney disease406 (6)266 (9)54 (17)726 (7)
 Chronic tubulointerstitial nephropathy361 (5)119 (4)18 (6)498 (5)
 Other1309 (18)384 (13)58 (18)1751 (17)
 Unknown1905 (26)741 (24)51 (16)2697 (25)
  • Values are given as mean±SD or N (%).