Table 3.

Outcome data: Mortality and morbiditya

ParameterAll Patients(n = 647)High-Flux(n = 318)Low-Flux(n = 329)
Patient years at risk1967.0991.9975.1
All-cause death162 (8.2)74 (7.5)88 (9.0)
Cardiovascular death75 (3.8)34 (3.5)41 (4.2)
Infectious death35 (1.8)15 (1.5)20 (2.0)
All-cause hospitalizations1045 (53.1)527 (53.1)518 (53.1)
Hospitalization for infections156 (7.9)74 (7.5)82 (8.4)
Hospitalization for vascular access problems214 (10.9)114 (11.5)100 (10.3)
  • a Data are no. of events for deaths and hospitalizations (deaths per 100 patient-years and hospital admissions per 100 patient years for mortality and hospitalization rate, respectively).