Table 4.

Patient preferences for home HD and PD compared with in-center dialysis

Home HDPD
Attributes for Home HD and PDβOR (95% CI)P ValueβOR (95% CI)P Value
Constant7.982926 (0.04 to 208,746,259)0.165.62276 (0.001 to 141,306,239)0.40
Training duration
 Home HD training time 6 wk (versus 12 wk)2.7615.7 (1.95 to 127)<0.01
 Home HD training time 18 wk (versus 12 wk)5.47237 (15.8 to 3548)<0.001
 PD training time 7 d (versus 5 d)2.057.77 (1.31 to 45.92)0.02
 PD training 10 d (versus 5 d)−1.240.29 (0.06 to 1.35)0.01
Length of treatment
 Short daily dialysis (3 versus 5 h)−3.540.03 (<0.01 to 1.10)0.06
 Overnight dialysis (8 versus 5 h)4.4182.7 (8.21 to 832)<0.001
 Overnight dialysis (8 h versus four exchanges per day)1.625.05 (0.16 to 164.2)0.40
No. of treatments per week (per extra treatment from three per week)1.795.96 (0.95 to 37.45)0.06
Sociodemographic factors (fixed parameters)
 Age group (<65 versus >65 yr)−0.190.82 (0.75 to 0.90)<0.001−0.180.84 (0.76 to 0.92)<0.001
 Less than high school education (versus more than high school education)−1.410.24 (0.08 to 0.73)0.01−1.610.20 (0.07 to 0.59)0.004
 Ethnicity (versus New Zealand European)
  New Zealand Maori0.531.69 (0.24 to 11.9)0.604.89132 (5.79 to 3023)0.002
  Pacific Islander−7.96<0.01 (<0.01 to 0.03)<0.001−14.16<0.01 (<0.01 to <0.01)<0.001
  Other ethnicity3.0120.3 (0.14 to 2926)0.200.521.68 (0.01 to 436)0.90
 Not own home owner0.231.26 (0.44 to 3.60)0.701.193.29 (0.96 to 11.3)0.06
 Household no. >54.0456.8 (6.49 to 497)<0.0017.581958 (77.7 to 49,450)<0.001
 Distance to nearest dialysis unit >100 km6.26521 (34.4 to 7881)<0.0013.4531.5 (4.95 to 201)<0.001
 No preferred dialysis access choice−2.850.06 (0.01 to 0.32)0.001−7.31<0.01 (<0.01 to 0.02)<0.001
 Annual household income <$60,000/yr−3.730.02 (0.003 to 0.18)<0.001−2.230.11 (0.02 to 0.54)<0.01
 Employed full time2.138.42 (1.67 to 42.4)<0.012.3710.73 (2.33 to 49.4)0.002
  • OR>1 favors home HD or PD. Mixed logit model (n=143). Log likelihood of −936.77768. Akaike Information Criterion n=1.188. McFadden pseudo-R2 =0.496. HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis; OR, odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.