Table 1.

Characteristics of patient prioritization survey participants

CharacteristicaPrioritization Survey Participants,bn=91
Age, yr
 18–346 (7)
 35–5426 (28)
 55–7449 (54)
 75 or older10 (11)
Sex
 Men44 (48)
 Women47 (52)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White61 (72)
 Hispanic11 (13)
 Non-Hispanic Black6 (7)
 Asian6 (7)
 Other1 (1)
Education
 Less than high school2 (2)
 High school graduate or GED12 (13)
 Some college or 2-yr degree34 (37)
 College graduate14 (15)
 More than college degree29 (32)
Home dialysis modalityc
 Peritoneal dialysis30 (33)
 Home hemodialysis18 (20)
 Unknown43 (47)
Time on home dialysis
 <6 mo7 (8)
 6–11 mo14 (17)
 1–5 yr49 (58)
 >5 yr14 (17)
Employment status
 Employed full time21 (24)
 Employed part time7 (8)
 Unemployed4 (4)
 Homemaker3 (3)
 Full-time student1 (1)
 Retired28 (32)
 Disabled or cannot work due to health reason22 (25)
 Other2 (2)
United States geographic region
 West31 (34)
 Midwest16 (18)
 South24 (27)
 Northeast19 (21)
Self-rated overall health
 Excellent0 (0)
 Very good30 (35)
 Good31 (36)
 Fair18 (22)
 Poor6 (7)
Comorbid conditions
 Hypertension60 (66)
 Diabetes26 (31)
 Cardiovascular disease16 (18)
  • GED, Tests of general educational development.

  • a Data are presented as n (%).

  • b Data were missing for comorbidities and self-rated health for 6% of participants; race was missing for 5%; and ethnicity, employment status, and geographic region were missing for <3%.

  • c Data on home dialysis modality were unknown for 47% of participants due to a missing question on the initial survey round.