Table 1. Selected patient characteristics in study patients and excluded patients

FactorStudy Patients n = 40,963Excluded Patients n = 13,619Pa
a From t test for continuous variables and χ2 test for categorical variables.
b ESRD, end-stage renal disease.
Age (yr)43440.67
% male60%60%0.52
Race<0.01
    White75%72%
    Black21%22%
    other4%6%
Cause of ESRDb<0.01
    glomerulonephritis34%32%
    diabetes21%21%
    polycystic kidney disease9%8%
    other20%23%
    hypertension15%16%
Cadaveric donor72%70%<0.01