Table 5.

Risk factors for infectious death among first kidney transplant recipients enrolled in the Finnish Registry for Kidney Diseases: Patients transplanted 1990–1999 (n=1283)

VariableAdjusteda RR (95% CI): Age and SexAdjustedb RR (95% CI)No. of Infectious Deaths
Age per 1-yr increment1.05 (1.03 to 1.06), P<0.0011.06 (1.04 to 1.08), P<0.001151
Sex
 Men1.05 (0.76 to 1.45)1.0 (0.72 to 1.39)91
 Women1160
Cause of ESKD
 GN1140
 Polycystic kidney disease0.81 (0.49 to 1.33)0.85 (0.51 to 1.40)26
 Diabetes2.01 (1.29 to 3.14), P=0.0022.03 (1.30 to 3.18), P=0.00246
 Other0.86 (0.55 to 1.35)0.83 (0.53 to 1.30)39
Pretransplant dialysis duration, mo
 0–121160
 12–241.57 (1.08 to 2.27), P=0.021.51 (1.04 to 2.19), P=0.0353
 >241.80 (1.08 to 2.99), P=0.0041.90 (1.26 to 2.87), P=0.00238
  • RR, relative risk; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • a Adjusted for patient age and sex.

  • b Adjusted for patient age, sex, cause of ESKD, and dialysis duration.