Table 6.

Adjusted outcomes of incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients during 12 mo of therapy, starting from day 90 of ESRDa

ParameterHR (95% CI) for Death or Transfer to Alternative Dialysis Modality, Adjusted for
DemographicsDemographics and Case MixDemographics, Case Mix, and Laboratory Variables
Incident hemodialysis
    1998 to 1999 (versus 1996 to 1997)1.02 (1.00 to 1.03)1.06 (1.04 to 1.08)1.02 (1.00 to 1.04)
    2000 to 2001 (versus 1996 to 1997)1.03 (1.02 to 1.05)1.10 (1.09 to 1.12)1.03 (1.01 to 1.05)
    2002 to 2003 (versus 1996 to 1997)1.00 (0.98 to 1.01)1.08 (1.06 to 1.10)0.99 (0.98 to 1.01)
Incident peritoneal dialysis
    1998 to 1999 (versus 1996 to 1997)0.97 (0.93 to 1.01)0.99 (0.95 to 1.04)0.97 (0.93 to 1.02)
    2000 to 2001 (versus 1996 to 1997)0.92 (0.88 to 0.96)0.95 (0.91 to 0.99)0.92 (0.88 to 0.96)
    2002 to 2003 (versus 1996 to 1997)0.83 (0.79 to 0.87)0.87 (0.83 to 0.91)0.83 (0.79 to 0.87)
  • a CI, confidence interval; HR, hazard ratio.