Table 3.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients who initiated dialysis treatment in Jalisco compared with the United Statesa

CharacteristicJalisco(n = 106)USRDS(n = 409)Pb
Demographic
    age (yr)43.3 ± 17.843.6 ± 16.60.91
    male57 (53.8)222 (54.3)0.93
    weight (kg)64.8 ± 12.867.8 ± 20.10.14
    diabetes48 (45.3)176 (43.0)0.68
Renal function
    MDRD GFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2)3.8 ± 2.06.8 ± 3.30.0001
    serum creatinine (mg/dl)16.9 ± 9.210.0 ± 4.70.0001
Laboratory characteristics
    plasma hemoglobin (g/dl)7.6 ± 1.89.3 ± 1.90.0001
    serum albumin (g/dl)2.8 ± 0.63.2 ± 0.70.0001
  • a Data are n (%) or means ± SD as appropriate. Includes only subjects with ≥90 days of follow-up after initiating dialysis. USRDS, US Renal Data System.

  • b For comparison between patients who were treated in Jalisco versus the United States by t test or χ2 as appropriate.