Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of the study patients

Transposed Brachiobasilic FistulaBrachiocephalic FistulaArteriovenous GraftP
N pts67322289
Age, years56 ± 1556 ± 1456 ± 140.98
Sex, N (%) female32 (48%)167 (52%)167 (58%)0.19
Race, N (%) black56 (84%)249 (77%)240 (83%)0.16
Diabetes, N (%)39 (58%)172 (53%)143 (49%)0.36
Hypertension, N (%)55 (82%)a299 (93%)259 (90%)0.02
Coronary artery disease, N (%)22 (33%)95 (30%)80 (28%)0.68
Peripheral vascular disease, N (%)8 (12%)51 (16%)55 (19%)0.30
Cerebrovascular disease, N (%)9 (13%)30 (9%)31 (11%)0.58
Previous access, N (%)31 (46%)146 (45%)163 (56%)a0.02
  • a Indicates which group differs from the other two groups.