Table 1.

Risk ratios for confounders in Cox regression analysis for graft survival from 2 to 6 yr: First kidney transplants performed 1995 through 2004a

VariableRR95% CIP
Donor relationship (versus deceased donor)
    1-haplotype related0.800.68 to 0.950.013
    HLA identical sibling0.430.29 to 0.66<0.001
    other living0.660.55 to 0.80<0.001
Donor age (versus <60 yr)
    60 to 69 yr1.130.97 to 1.330.12
    ≥70 yr1.601.25 to 2.05<0.001
Recipient age (versus 19 to 59 yr)
    ≤18 yr1.200.98 to 1.470.074
    60 to 69 yr1.451.24 to 1.68<0.001
    ≥70 yr1.921.33 to 2.76<0.001
Original disease diabetic nephropathy1.311.08 to 1.590.006
Cardiovascular riskb1.441.19 to 1.74<0.001
Transplant year (per calendar year)0.920.89 to 0.95<0.001
Follow-up at 1 yr
    systolic BP (versus <140 mmHg)
        140 to 159 mmHg1.181.05 to 1.320.005
        ≥160 mmHg1.521.32 to 1.75<0.001
    serum creatinine (versus <130 μmol/L)
        130 to 259 μmol/L1.741.51 to 2.02<0.001
        ≥260 μmol/L8.667.09 to 10.6<0.001
    rejection treatment during first year1.231.10 to 1.38<0.001
    no calcineurin inhibitor at 1 yr1.731.39 to 2.16<0.001
  • a CI, confidence interval; RR, risk ratio.

  • b Patients who were categorized by transplant center before transplantation to be at increased cardiovascular risk.