Table 1.

Patient characteristics: Medicare beneficiaries discharged alive from hospitals, 2000

CharacteristicValue
N233,803
Age (yr; mean)79.2
Men (%)38.8
Race (%)
    white89.0
    black7.7
    other3.3
Baseline condition (%)
    diabetes27.2
    hypertension64.9
    heart disease69.3
    CKD12.0
AKI (%)3.1
    prior CKD34.3
ESRD per 1000 patients5.3
    discharged with AKI (%)25.2
2-yr mortality (%)29.1