Table 1.

Patient characteristics by hemoglobin level fluctuation classificationa

CharacteristicHemoglobin
LowTargetHighLALLAHHA
% of total1.86.52.021.328.939.5
Age
    mean56.663.362.261.863.162.3
    SD16.214.614.915.214.915.4
Gender (%)
    male53.153.757.150.852.748.9
    female46.946.342.949.247.351.1
Race (%)
    white48.756.152.054.453.853.0
    black46.937.541.839.839.841.0
    other race4.36.46.35.96.56.0
Causeb (%)
    diabetes32.742.341.542.142.742.8
    hypertension27.929.628.828.830.329.7
    glomerulonephritis13.912.212.912.611.511.4
    other25.515.916.816.515.516.1
  • a HA, high amplitude; LAH, low amplitude, high hemoglobin; LAL, low amplitude, low hemoglobin.

  • b Primary cause of renal failure; data from the ESRD Medical Evidence Report, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid form 2728.