Table 4.

Unadjusted all-cause and cause-specific mortality rates (deaths/per 1000 treatment-years)

Group and Causes of Death Hematocrit Level Overall
<27% 27% to <30% 30% to <33% 33% to <36%
Nondiabetics
all-cause death214.66192.00170.61161.37181.02
cardiac death80.1077.8471.7868.9774.18
infectious death30.0723.0418.4716.2720.94
other death104.5091.1180.3676.1385.90
Diabetics
all-cause death342.70298.23258.34234.59276.77
cardiac death147.90135.91119.67112.71126.84
infectious death54.6339.6733.2832.9437.58
other death 140.17 122.65 105.38 88.94 112.35