Table 1.

Characteristics of pediatric incident dialysis and transplant patientsa

CharacteristicPediatric Incident Dialysis PatientsPediatric Transplant Patients
IncludedExcludedPIncludedExcludedP
n%n%n%n%
Total248135381108384
Age (yr)
    0 to 436314.658016.416214.65013.0
    5 to 926410.640311.416815.23910.2
    10 to 1457123.084723.927925.28321.6
    15 to 19128351.7170848.30.054449945.021255.20.0039
Race
    white144058.0229464.876368.929777.3
    black88935.889525.329326.46216.1
    other1526.13499.9<0.0001524.7256.50.0002
Genderb
    male130952.8193654.760454.521856.8
    female117147.2160245.30.137750445.516643.20.4433
Modality
    HD146959.2197255.7
    PD98239.6147641.7
    unknown301.2902.5<0.0001
Cause
    diabetes371.5521.540.410.3
    hypertension1606.41674.7322.971.8
    GN78731.7111131.435431.913735.7
    cystic753.01444.1565.1194.9
    other142257.3206458.30.012766259.722057.30.5875
  • a Cystic, cystic kidney disease; GN, glomerulonephritis; HD, hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.

  • b Gender is unknown for a small number of patients.