Table 7.

Effect of regressors on charges per patient per month

Patient CharacteristicIncrease in Charges per Patient per Month, Relative to the Reference Groupa ($)
aAmong patients with CKD. The reference group was male patients <30 yr of age with neither diabetes mellitus nor hypertension and with Cr levels of <2.0 mg/dl. All values are significant at P < 0.0001, except for female gender and Cr level of 2.0 to 2.9 mg/dl, neither of which was statistically significant.
Female gender-1
Age of 30 to 39 yr519
Age of 40 to 49 yr720
Age of 50 to 59 yr909
Age of 60 to 64 yr680
Age of ≥65 yr1,095
Diabetes mellitus only114
Hypertension only57
Both diabetes mellitus and hypertension137
Cr level of 2.0 to 2.9 mg/dl10
Cr level of 3.0 to 3.9 mg/dl92
Cr level of ≥4.0 mg/dl185