Table 5.

Proportional hazard model of the recipient survival stratified by recipient racea

VariablesAsianBlackWhite
HR (95% CI)PHR (95% CI)PHR (95% CI)P
Recipient education level
    missing or unknown1.10 (0.72 to 1.70)0.6581.10 (0.98 to 1.22)0.0941.10 (1.03 to 1.18)<0.005
    N/A: <5 yr old0.00 (0 to 0.001)0.9692.51 (0.80 to 7.84)0.1152.34 (1.41 to 3.90)<0.005
    none2.84 (0.98 to 8.23)0.0551.42 (0.73 to 2.74)0.3010.98 (0.66 to 1.46)0.936
    grade to high school: grades 0 to 12Reference
    some college to bachelor’s degree1.12 (0.70 to 1.81)0.6420.88 (0.76 to 1.02)0.1000.90 (0.83 to 0.97)<0.01
    postcollege graduate degree0.84 (0.38 to 1.85)0.6730.77 (0.52 to 1.13)0.1770.89 (0.75 to 1.06)0.180
Primary source of payment
    MedicareReference
    missing or unknown1.17 (0.79 to 1.74)0.4221.07 (0.93 to 1.22)0.3481.14 (1.06 to 1.23)<0.005
    Medicaid0.79 (0.34 to 1.81)0.5710.95 (0.76 to 1.19)0.6770.91 (0.75 to 1.09)0.295
    US/state government agency0.59 (0.15 to 2.41)0.4640.59 (0.39 to 0.90)<0.051.00 (0.78 to 1.29)0.995
    private insurance0.66 (0.44 to 0.99)<0.050.71 (0.62 to 0.81)<0.0010.83 (0.78 to 0.89)<0.001
    HMO/PPO0.30 (0.04 to 2.14)0.2290.36 (0.13 to 0.96)<0.050.62 (0.41 to 0.93)<0.05
    other: self, donation, free care, VA, pending, foreign government1.61 (0.22 to 11.72)0.6380.61 (0.29 to 1.27)0.1851.07 (0.68 to 1.69)0.757
Recipient citizenship
    US citizenReference
    missing or unknown0.83 (0.48 to 1.45)0.5150.86 (0.70 to 1.06)0.1480.96 (0.86 to 1.08)0.528
    resident alien0.66 (0.46 to 0.96)<0.050.78 (0.55 to 1.12)0.1830.70 (0.60 to 0.82)<0.001
    nonresident alien0.78 (0.29 to 2.13)0.6310.36 (0.05 to 2.55)0.3050.61 (0.25 to 1.46)0.266
  • 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.