Table 1.

Distributions of patients and reasons for DOPPS termination by race and ethnicitya

HispanicbNon-HispanicOverall
WhiteBlackOther/UnspecifiedWhiteBlackAsianNative AmericanOther
Distributions by racial/ethnic category (n [% of row])
    all US DOPPS patients599 (7)37 (<1)215 (2)4758 (52)3003 (33)279 (3)87 (<1)124 (1)9102 (100)
    patients in analysesc484 (7)31 (<1)158 (2)3342 (51)2278 (34)231 (3)56 (<1)97 (1)6677 (100)
Reason for DOPPS termination within racial/ethnic categories (n [% of column])d
    death event
        death157 (32)9 (29)34 (22)1178 (35)684 (30)68 (29)12 (21)27 (28)2169 (32)
        withdrawal from HDe14 (3)04 (3)201 (6)50 (2)3 (1)3 (5)0275 (4)
    censor eventf
        recovery of renal functiong5 (1)01 (<1)44 (1)16 (<1)3 (1)1 (2)070 (1)
        renal transplantationg32 (7)08 (5)220 (7)100 (4)18 (8)4 (7)8 (8)390 (6)
        other change in RRT modalityg13 (3)04 (3)116 (3)66 (3)5 (2)2 (4)2 (2)208 (3)
        HD facility transfer95 (20)5 (16)33 (21)582 (17)438 (19)33 (14)11 (20)22 (23)1219 (18)
        end of DOPPS I168 (35)17 (55)74 (47)1001 (30)924 (41)101 (43)23 (41)38 (39)2346 (35)
  • a Race and ethnicity were classified by facility study coordinator. DOPPS, Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study; HD, hemodialysis; RRT, renal replacement therapy.

  • b Patients of Hispanic ethnicity were combined into a single category for these analyses.

  • c Patients in the analyses were in the DOPPS for at least 3 mo and had no missing data in the multivariable survival model.

  • d Among patients in the analyses.

  • e Assumed to have died on HD withdrawal date.

  • f Censored on DOPPS departure date.

  • g Sensitivity analyses addressed the possibility of informative censoring by these events. See text for details.