Table 1.

Patients training for home hemodialysis

CharacteristicsAllEligibleNot Eligible
n=158n=50n=108
Men87 (55)33 (66)54 (50)
Age, yr56±1555±1356±16
Comorbidity scorea5.0±5.14.9±2.95.0±2.6
Race
 White103 (65)30 (60)73 (68)
 Black20 (13)8 (16)12 (11)
 Asian17 (11)7 (14)10 (9)
 Other15 (9)5 (10)13 (12)
Cause of kidney disease
 Diabetes mellitus39 (25)6 (12)33 (31)
 Polycystic kidney disease17 (11)9 (18)8 (7)
 GN44 (28)20 (40)24 (22)
 Otherb58 (37)153 (30)43 (40)
ESKD vintage, yr, median (IQR)2.4 (1.2–6.0)1.7 (1.0–4.3)2.8 (1.3–6.8)
Access
 CVC83 (53)3 (6)c80 (74)
 AVF65 (41)46 (92)19 (16)
 AVG10 (6)1 (2)9 (8)
Previous access
 Had 1 CVC61 (39)15 (30)46 (43)
 Had >1 CVC49 (31)17 (34)32 (30)
 No CVC47 (30)21 (42)26 (24)
 Had 1 AVG/AVF47 (30)23 (46)24 (22)
 Had >1 AVG/AVF15 (9)6 (12)9 (8)
 No AVG/AVF96 (61)24 (48)72 (67)
  • Data are presented as n (%) or mean±SD, unless otherwise indicated. IQR, interquartile range; CVC, central venous catheter; AVF, arteriovenous fistula; AVG, arteriovenous graft.

  • a Charlson comorbidity index score.

  • b Includes congenital, hypertension, multiple myeloma, hemolytic uremic syndrome, obstruction, nonresolved AKI, lithium, cardiorenal, renal cell carcinoma, and unknown.

  • c Patients had developed AVF and were thus deemed eligible.