Table 1.

Patient demographics (n = 4247)a

ParameterValue
Age (yr; mean ± SD)59 ± 16
Male gender (%)55
Race (%)
    White82
    Black2
    Asian6
    Other10
Modality (% on CAPD)
    initial74
    most recent52
Modality before PD start (%)
    new to dialysis58
    transfer from HD24
    failed transplant3
    other/unknown15
Cause of ESRD
    diabetes35
    hypertension17
    glomerulonephritis15
    cystic kidney disease5
    other27
Diabetes40
  • a CAPD, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis; HD, hemodialysis.