Table 1.

Cohort characteristics: Incident dialysis patients in 2009 aged ≥67 years at dialysis initiation

CharacteristicHemodialysis PatientsPeritoneal Dialysis Patients
Inpatient InitiationOutpatient Initiation
Patients (n)11,0119958650
Age (yr)
 Mean77.377.075.6
 Median77.077.075.0
 65–744197 (38.1)3955 (39.7)295 (47.6)
 75–845144 (46.7)4542 (45.6)271 (43.7)
 ≥ 851670 (15.2)1461 (14.7)54 (8.7)
Race
 White8478 (77.0)7694 (77.3)521 (84.0)
 Black2086 (18.9)1754 (17.6)67 (10.8)
 Other/unknown447 (4.1)510 (5.1)32 (5.2)
Sex
 Men5790 (52.6)5734 (57.6)341 (55.0)
 Women5221 (47.4)4224 (42.4)279 (45.0)
Comorbid conditions
 Anemia5576 (50.6)5383 (54.1)360 (58.1)
 ASHD4497 (40.8)3546 (35.6)190 (30.6)
 CHF3692 (33.5)2605 (26.2)132 (21.3)
 COPD2173 (19.7)1528 (15.3)66 (10.6)
 Diabetes6141 (55.8)5040 (50.6)303 (48.9)
 Atrial fibrillation2137 (19.4)1583 (15.9)87 (14.0)
 Hypertension9003 (81.8)7992 (80.3)528 (85.2)
 PVD2540 (23.1)1971 (19.8)13 (2.1)
 Other CVD603 (5.5)467 (4.7)93 (15.0)
  • Unless otherwise indicated, values are n (%). PVD, peripheral vascular disease; CVD, cerebrovascular disease.