Table 3.

Multivariable analyses of allograft failure and mortality by African-American racea

Adjusted Graft Failure (RR, CI)Adjusted Mortality (RR, CI)
All patients (n = 79,332)1.31 (1.26–1.36)1.10 (1.06–1.14)
VA user (n = 1646)1.31 (1.10–1.57)1.10 (0.90–1.34)
Non-VA user (n = 77,715)1.31 (1.26–1.36)1.11 (1.07–1.15)
VA user received transplant in VA (n = 254)1.34 (0.76–2.35)0.96 (0.53–1.74)
VA user received transplant outside VA (n = 1392)1.31 (1.10–1.56)1.10 (0.88–1.36)
  • a Multivariable analysis is adjusted for various recipient factors, including age; gender; veteran status (VA user versus non-VA user); presence of comorbid conditions (diabetes, treated hypertension, treated cerebrovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease); BSA (<1.6, 1.6 to 1.8, 1.8 to 2.0, 2.0 to 2.2, >2.2 m

  • 2 ); education level (college educated versus not); functional status (independent in activities of daily living versus not); employment (employed versus unemployed); duration on dialysis pretransplantation; dialysis modality at ESRD initiation (peritoneal dialysis [PD] versus hemodialysis [HD]; dialysis modality pretransplantation (PD versus HD); HLA mismatch (0 to 6), peak PRA ≥50% (yes or no); most recent PRA ≥50% (yes or no); transplant era (1991 to 1993, 1993 to 1995, 1995 to 1997, 1997 to 2000); and donor factors, including age; gender; race (African-American, Caucasian, and other); cold ischemia time classified as <1 h, 1 to 12 h, 13 to 24 h, and >25 h; donor type (living versus deceased donor); and mechanism of donor death (vascular [cardio- and cerebrovascular] versus nonvascular).