Table 3.

Frequency of EPO use, dialysis type, and insurance type by employment status

Employed (N, %)Unemployed (N, %)
EPO use
    yes19,482 (67%)9496 (33%)
    no41,439 (57%)31,417 (43%)
Primary type of dialysis
    CAPD7983 (68%)3725 (32%)
    CCPD3692 (73%)1389 (27%)
    hemodialysis45,469 (57%)34,631 (43%)
    IPD50 (54%)42 (46%)
    other28 (78%)8 (22%)
Insurance type
    Medicaid
        yes2561 (32%)5473 (68%)
        no58,505 (62%)35,500 (38%)
    DVA
        yes460 (53%)416 (47%)
        no60,604 (60%)40,550 (40%)
    Medicare
        yes4373 (56%)3383 (44%)
        no56,735 (60%)37,612 (40%)
    employer group
        yes42,325 (68%)19,469 (32%)
        no18,770 (47%)21,504 (53%)
    other
        yes11,684 (65%)6266 (35%)
        no49,425 (59%)34,729 (41%)
    none
        yes4960 (35%)9412 (65%)
        no56,149 (64%)31,583 (36%)
  • EPO, Erythropoeitin; CAPD, Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; CCPD, Continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis; IPD, Intermittent peritoneal dialysis; DVA, Department of Veterans Affairs; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.