Table 1.

Characteristics of patients on dialysis survey participants

CharacteristicOverall (%)In-Center Hemodialysis (%)Home Dialysis (%)
No. of participants (row %)949 (100)632 (67)317 (33)
California770 (81)510 (81)260 (82)
Age group, yr
 Under 45146 (15)80 (13)66 (21)
 45–60305 (32)191 (30)114 (36)
 61–70241 (26)180 (29)61 (19)
 Over 70254 (27)181 (29)73 (23)
Women348 (37)230 (36)118 (37)
Hispanic or Latinx = yes (“no” group not shown)302 (32)216 (34)86 (27)
Black = yes (“no” group not shown)181 (19)119 (19)62 (20)
Primary spoken languagea
 English758 (80)515 (82)243 (77)
 Spanish150 (16)110 (17)40 (13)
 Other77 (8)39 (6)38 (12)
Insurance coverageb
 Medicare661 (70)445 (70)216 (68)
 Medicaid177 (19)129 (20)48 (15)
 Commercial288 (30)209 (33)79 (25)
Education
 Less than high school diploma140 (15)109 (17)31 (10)
 High school diploma261 (28)185 (29)76 (24)
 Some college or more541 (57)337 (53)204 (64)
Currently employed or student = yes (“no” group not shown)171 (18)72 (11)99 (31)
  • a Percentages do not add up to 100% as some patients reported more than one primary spoken language.

  • b Percentages do not add up to 100% as some patients have more than one type of coverage. n (column percentage) is shown except for number of participants, where percentage is row percentage. Number of missing values: age group, three; sex, 31; ethnicity, nine; race, 27; and educational level, seven.