Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of first kidney transplant recipients enrolled in the Finnish Registry for Kidney Diseases (n=3249)

VariablesAll1990–1999, n=12832000–2012, n=1966
Men (%)2041 (63)778 (61)1263 (64)
Age at transplantation, yr49±1345±1251±13
Age group at transplantation (%)
 18–44 yr1233 (38)606 (47)627 (32)
 45–65 yr1690 (52)606 (47)1084 (55)
 Over 65 yr326 (10)71 (6)255 (13)
Treatment before transplantation (%)
 Hemodialysis1936 (60)716 (56)1220 (62)
 Peritoneal dialysis1300 (40)562 (44)738 (38)
 Preemptive13 (0.4)5 (0.4)8 (0.4)
Time on dialysis before transplantation, yr1.8±1.61.4±1.32.1±1.7
Cause of ESKD (%)
 GN769 (24)343 (27)426 (22)
 Polycystic disease591 (18)208 (16)383 (20)
 Diabetes type 1786 (24)327 (26)459 (23)
 Diabetes type 2143 (5)25 (2)118 (6)
 Chronic pyelonephritis214 (7)107 (8)107 (5)
 Amyloidosis76 (2)40 (3)36 (2)
 Nephrosclerosis101 (3)39 (3)62 (3)
 Other366 (11)147 (11)219 (11)
 Unknown203 (6)47 (4)156 (8)
Immunosuppression (%)
 Cyclosporin906 (71)1452 (74)
 Tacrolimus0407 (21)
 Mycophenolate mofetil94 (7)1524 (78)
 Steroid963 (75)1697 (86)
 Azathioprine806 (63)201 (10)
 Missing308 (24)98 (5)
  • Mean±SD unless otherwise indicated.