Table 1.

Baseline characteristics of incident patients with ESRD, 2000 to 2005a

CharacteristicMenWomen% Missing
Demographics
    age (yr; mean)62.563.90.0
    black25.731.40.0
Insurance type7.0
    no insurance8.96.4
    Medicaid9.713.7
    Medicare45.940.1
    Medicaid and Medicare8.917.0
    private26.622.7
BMI4.0
    <184.05.9
    18 to 2538.833.0
    25 to 3031.726.2
    30 to 3515.417.0
    35 to 406.19.4
    >404.18.4
Primary cause of ESRD2.3
    diabetes42.648.3
    hypertension28.526.3
    glomerulonephritis9.57.3
    polycystic kidney2.32.3
    urologic3.22.2
    other9.69.9
    unknown4.33.7
Erythropoietin30.733.94.0
Hypertension80.181.33.0
Diabetes50.956.83.0
Heart Disease3.0
    dysrhythmia6.65.4
    MI9.27.1
    cardiac failure29.432.0
Vascular disease3.0
    cerebrovascular8.79.1
    peripheral vascular14.612.4
    ischemic heart disease26.021.8
Other3.0
    smoker5.73.8
    immobile3.54.5
    cancer6.55.0
    pulmonary disease8.16.7
  • a Data are percentages unless otherwise specified. BMI, body mass index.