Table 1.

Clinical features of the study population

Heparin CoatedNoncoatedP Value
Number of patients8986
Age (yr)54 ± 1652 ± 150.28
Sex [N, (%) male]50 (56%)39 (45%)0.17
Race [N, (%) black]72 (81%)76 (88%)0.21
Diabetes [N (%)]49 (55%)43 (50%)0.54
HTN [N (%)]88 (99%)86 (100%)1
CAD [N (%)]46 (52%)53 (62%)0.22
PVD [N (%)]29 (33%)35 (41%)0.27
CVD [N (%)]27 (30%)32 (37%)0.34
Catheter site0.76
Right IJ vein65 (73%)61 (68%)
Left IJ vein24 (27%)25 (32%)
Previous catheter [N (%)]29 (32%)42 (49%)0.03
  • HTN, hypertension; CAD, coronary artery disease; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; CVD, cerebrovascular disease; IJ, internal jugular.