Table 1.

Dialysis withdrawal and hospice status of deceased patients, USRDS 2001 to 2002 cohorta

Dialysis Withdrawal and Hospice StatusDeceased Patients(N = 115,239)%Mean Age (yr)% FemaleRace (%)bMean Months of Dialysis
WBHispO
Hospice, yes15,56513.573.4 ± 11.0c51.1c74.016.37.71.932.1 ± 34.7c
Hospice, no99,67486.568.6 ± 13.448.155.330.710.04.037.0 ± 37.7
Withdrawal, yes25,07521.872.7 ± 11.8d52.4d73.116.47.53.033.1 ± 34.9d
    hospice, yes10,51841.973.9 ± 10.651.876.813.67.71.832.3 ± 34.1
    hospice, no14,55758.171.7 ± 12.352.870.418.57.43.833.7 ± 35.6
Withdrawal, no81,62470.868.0 ± 13.447.452.532.710.74.137.3 ± 37.7
    hospice, yes27513.471.7 ± 11.747.662.723.610.73.032.8 ± 34.5
    hospice, no78,87396.667.9 ± 13.547.452.233.010.74.137.5 ± 37.8
Withdrawal status unknown85407.471.1 ± 13.247.464.127.06.12.835.6 ± 44.6
  • a Data are means ± SD. B, black; Hisp, Hispanic; O, other; USRDS, US Renal Data System; W, white.

  • b Race was significantly associated with both withdrawal and hospice status.

  • c Significant at P < 0.001 on bivariate tests of association between variable and hospice, yes, versus hospice, no.

  • d Significant at P < 0.001 on bivariate tests of association between variable and withdrawal, yes, versus withdrawal, no.