Table 3.

Patient characteristics and failure rates per hospitala

CharacteristicHospitalTotal
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No. of patients3553271322371034211122285
Male gender (%)695963695968507757825965
Age ≥65 yr (%)515559547362705652274155
CAD (%)332315311422402933271825
PVD (%)6872393309101859
Diabetes (%)20434446362750213391431
BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (%)31780191120241501413
RRT before cannulation (%)697482695951808576917372
Forearm AVF (%)664233854676506262366456
Preoperative duplex (%)54969307330506562822362
AVF surveillance (%)204363154522404786206442
Primary failure rate (%) (11)24385043398244613353233
PFP loss (%)372848693214202729272331
Secondary failure rate (%)1767395309092310
  • a CAD, coronary artery disease; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; PFP, primary functional patency.