Table 2.

Comparison of patients with (n = 11,079) and without (n = 13,871) a completed SF-36 within 6 to 18 months after initiation of HD

Patients Who Completed an SF-36 Within 6 to 18 Months After Initiation of HDaPatients Who Did Not Complete an SF-36 Within 6 to 18 Months After Initiation of HDbP Value
Age (SD)60.7 ± 14.961.0 ± 15.6P = 0.16
Percent diabetics50.2%49.7%P = 0.43
Percent men55.6%55.6%P = 0.95
Percent nonwhite42.9%44.3%P = 0.03
Annual mortality rate (6 to 18 months after starting dialysis)7.6%19.3%P < 0.0001
  • a Missing data: race missing for 41 patients.

  • b Missing data: race missing for 154 patients and gender missing for 6 patients.