Table 2.

Mortality rate among 616 incident hemodialysis patients enrolled in the CHOICE Study, by type of vascular access

NPerson-YearsDeathsMortality Rate per 100 Person-Years (95% Confidence Interval)P Valuea
AVF185376.54411.7 (8.7 to 11.7)
AVG296576.88214.2 (11.4 to 17.7)0.30
Catheter603428.76916.1 (12.7 to 20.4)0.09
Overall10841382.019514.1 (12.3 to 16.2)
  • a P value versus AVF.