Table 5.

Vascular access cost savings and additional life-years attributable to increasing fistula share to 66%

Demographic GroupUS Hemodialysis Incident Population 2003aVascular Access Cost Savings for Current Life-Years, DiscountedAdditional Life-Years, Discounted
n% of Total% with DiabetesPer PersonTotal (Millions)Per PersonTotalb
All93,27610045$9030$8430.3835,400
Age (yr)
    0 to 4411,9391329$5430$650.232800
    45 to 5413,7161549$7930$1090.354700
    55 to 6419,4712158$9340$1820.418000
    65 to 7422,9202552$9320$2140.398900
    75+25,2302734$11,570$2920.4812,200
Gender
    male50,5465442$6840$3460.2914,800
    female42,7304648$12,040$5150.5021,400
Race
    white59,4576445$8520$5060.3621,500
    black27,6173043$10,950$3020.4512,400
    other/unknown6202753$9740$600.422600
Cause of ESRD
    diabetes41,94045100$8970$3760.4519,000
    hypertension26,553280$9190$2440.338700
    glomerulonephritis702380$3530$250.12800
    other17,760190$10,780$1910.468200
  • a USRDS (15).

  • b Life-year estimates by subgroup do not sum exactly to estimate for all because of rounding errors.