Table 1.

Comparison of demographics between DCI study sample (n = 16,959) and USRDS incident hemodialysis patients for year 2000a

DemographicsDCIUSRDS
n%n%b
Age (yr)
    20 to 44278116.411,00313.3
    45 to 64657038.729,06235.0
    65 to 74438725.921,58726.0
    ≥75322119.021,29425.7
Female gender808847.738,94746.6
Ethnicity935455.252,67063.0
    white
    black648738.324,91429.8
    other/unknown11186.660517.2
Cause of ESRD
    diabetes756744.637,71445.1
    hypertension427725.222,65827.1
    glomerulonephritis180010.666518.0
    other237614.012,29614.7
    unknown/missing9395.643165.2
Any use of BP medication in first 120 d on dialysis10,18860.1NANA
  • a DCI, Dialysis Clinic Inc.; USRDS, United States Renal Data System; NA, not available.

  • b Percentage is based on the entire USRDS incident hemodialysis population, except for age, which is restricted to those ≥20 yr of age.