Table 1.

Baseline characteristics and ESRD management

CharacteristicRRT(n = 173)MCM(n = 29)P
Age (yr)0.000001
    mean76.481.6
    median75.083.0
Female (n [%])54 (31.2)12 (41.4)NS
Diabetes (n [%])51 (29.5)4 (13.8)NS
Hemoglobin (g/L; mean ± SD)108 ± 15109 ± 13NS
Albumin (g/L; mean ± SD)34.4 ± 737.4 ± 15.9NS
Total cholesterol (mmol/L; mean ± SD)4.5 ± 1.34.5 ± 1.0NS
CCI score (mean ± SD)4.0 ± 1.63.7 ± 1.8NS
Age-adjusted CCI score (mean ± SD)7.2 ± 1.67.4 ± 1.9NS
Ethnicity (n [%])NS
    white133 (76.9)21 (72.4)
    blacka18 (10.4)5 (17.2)
    Asianb15 (8.7)3 (10.3)
    unknown7 (4.0)0 (0.0)
eGFR at start of dialysis (ml/min per 1.73 m2; median)10.8NA
Length of follow-up from onset of RRT or PDI (mo; median)26.712.9
Predialysis care (n [%])
    emergency referral52 (30.1)11 (37.9)NS
    nonemergency referral
        early referral (>120 d)91 (52.6)15 (51.7)NS
        late referral (<120 d)30 (17.3)3 (10.3)
Dialysis modalities (n [%])
    HD only112 (64.7)NA
    HD then switched to PD6 (3.5)NA
    HD then transplant1 (0.6)NA
    PD only42 (24.3)NA
    PD then switched to HD12 (6.9)NA
  • HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.

  • a Includes Caribbean, African, and other.

  • b Includes Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Chinese.