Table 1.

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicsAustralia/ New ZealandCanadaJapanThailandUnited KingdomUnited States
No. of patients5499077958303543686
Patient age, yr63 (14)61 (15)64 (13)56 (14)60 (15)58 (15)
Men, n (%)365 (67)561 (62)531 (67)420 (51)226 (64)2060 (56)
Time on PD, yr1.3 (1.7)1.2 (2.0)1.9 (2.3)1.5 (1.9)1.3 (2.1)1.5 (1.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2, n (%)
 <2016 (3)48 (6)139 (19)197 (26)16 (6)107 (4)
 20–29339 (68)516 (65)573 (77)508 (68)198 (69)1519 (56)
 30+141 (28)231 (29)33 (4)40 (5)74 (26)1084 (40)
Race, n (%)
 Asian95 (17)122 (13)792 (100)821 (99)29 (8)149 (4)
 Black0 (0)41 (5)0 (0)0 (0)14 (4)896 (26)
 White382 (70)634 (70)2 (0)2 (0)303 (86)2398 (68)
 Other71 (13)110 (12)1 (0)7 (1)8 (2)75 (2)
Heart disease, n (%)276 (50)443 (49)335 (42)202 (24)156 (44)1357 (37)
Diabetes, n (%)237 (44)435 (48)313 (40)400 (49)95 (27)1902 (52)
Psychiatric disorder,a n (%)56 (10)127 (14)24 (3)5 (1)26 (7)692 (19)
Prior HD,b n (%)76 (20)154 (124)84 (17)278 (39)29 (15)193 (36)
Urine volume, L/24 h0.98 (0.76)1.06 (0.74)0.90 (0.62)0.50 (0.58)1.27 (0.83)0.83 (0.77)
Caregiver(s) involved in PD exchanges,b n (%)91 (17)162 (19)104 (13)496 (60)76 (23)145 (16)
Albumin, g/dl3.3 (0.5)3.4 (0.5)3.3 (0.5)3.3 (0.6)3.4 (0.6)3.5 (0.5)
Transplant waiting list referred,b n (%)257 (48)459 (51)114 (15)198 (24)219 (62)505 (58)
  • Results are shown as prevalence or mean (SD). PD, peritoneal dialysis; HD, hemodialysis.

  • a Psychiatric disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia/psychotic disorder, alcohol abuse within the past 12 months, or other substance abuse within the past 12 months.

  • b Prior HD, caregiver(s) involved in PD exchanges, transplant waiting list referred, and PD solution dextrose concentration were missing in US large dialysis organizations.