Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of CIMINO patients (n = 395)a

CharacteristicValue
No. of AVFs491
No. of cannulated AVFs302
Time to first cannulation in tertiles (d)0 to 44
44 to 69
>69
Age (yr; mean ± SD)64.6 ± 14.2
Male gender (%)62
RRT before AVF placement (%)55
Coronary artery disease (%)23
Peripheral vascular disease (%)10
Cerebrovascular disease (%)12
White ethnicity (%)78
Current smoker (%)21
BMI (kg/m2; mean ± SD)25.1 ± 4.5
Diabetes (%)33
Diabetes as primary cause of ESRD (%)17
  • a AVF, arteriovenous fistula; BMI, body mass index; RRT, renal replacement therapy.