Table 4.

Proportional hazard model of the graft survival stratified by recipient racea

AsianBlackWhite
HR (95% CI)PHR (95% CI)PHR (95% CI)P
Recipient education level
    missing or unknown1.05 (0.79 to 1.39)0.7351.20 (1.12 to 1.29)<0.0011.02 (0.97 to 1.07)0.496
    N/A: <5 yr old0.90 (0.12 to 6.63)0.9201.04 (0.58 to 1.84)0.9071.38 (1.04 to 1.84)<0.05
    none1.37 (0.55 to 3.41)0.51.24 (0.80 to 1.93)0.3440.87 (0.64 to 1.19)0.379
    grade to high school: 0 to 12Reference
    some college to bachelor’s degree1.06 (0.77 to 1.44)0.7360.92 (0.84 to 1.01)0.0720.92 (0.87 to 0.97)<0.005
    postcollege graduate degree1.06 (0.64 to 1.75)0.8280.72 (0.54 to 0.96)<0.050.84 (0.74 to 0.95)<0.01
Primary source of payment
    MedicareReference
    missing or unknown0.96 (0.73 to 1.26)0.7440.94 (0.86 to 1.03)0.1801.04 (0.98 to 1.10)0.215
    Medicaid0.64 (0.37 to 1.11)0.1150.92 (0.80 to 1.06)0.2481.07 (0.96 to 1.21)0.236
    US/state government agency0.47 (0.17 to 1.27)0.1360.93 (0.73 to 1.19)0.5761.06 (0.88 to 1.27)0.531
    private insurance0.88 (0.69 to 1.13)0.3060.80 (0.74 to 0.87)<0.0010.89 (0.85 to 0.93)<0.001
    HMO/PPO0.97 (0.47 to 1.98)0.9240.95 (0.64 to 1.39)0.7761.36 (1.12 to 1.65)<0.005
    other: self, donation, free care, VA, pending, foreign government0.67 (0.09 to 4.79)0.6880.88 (0.58 to 1.33)0.5341.24 (0.92 to 1.67)0.167
Recipient citizenship
    US citizenReference
    missing or unknown1.10 (0.77 to 1.57)0.5920.88 (0.76 to 1.01)0.0721.10 (1.01 to 1.20)<0.05
    resident alien0.84 (0.66 to 1.07)0.1560.78 (0.60 to 1.00)0.0520.82 (0.74 to 0.92)<0.001
    nonresident alien0.54 (0.22 to 1.30)0.1661.18 (0.53 to 2.63)0.6860.98 (0.60 to 1.61)0.947
  • a Only primary variables of interest are presented. The model was adjusted for the following covariates: Recipient age, gender, race, BMI, history of diabetes, history of hypertension, total duration of ESRD, cause of ESRD, mean and peak PRA levels, number of pretransplantation transfusions, total number of transplants, number of different RRT modalities used, donor type, donor age, gender, race, BMI, heart to beating or not, donor history of diabetes, cold ischemia time, and number of matched antigens.