Table 3.

The likelihood of starting dialysis by vascular access type, using the Fine–Gray proportional model to adjust for the competing risk of death

CovariateAVFAVG
HR (95% CI)P ValueHR (95% CI)P Value
Age (yr)
 70–<75 (reference)
 75–<850.98 (0.88 to 1.08)0.650.96 (0.79 to 1.17)0.71
 ≥850.79 (0.67 to 0.93)0.010.97 (0.73 to 1.29)0.83
Sex
 Men (reference)
 Women0.93 (0.84 to 1.02)0.120.97 (0.81 to 1.16)0.73
Race
 White (reference)
 Black1.11 (0.98 to 1.26)0.101.16 (0.96 to 1.40)0.14
 Other1.36 (1.15 to 1.60)0.0031.03 (0.72 to 1.48)0.88
Comorbidity score
 0–4 (reference)
 5–101.09 (0.98 to 1.21)0.121.08 (0.87 to 1.35)0.47
 11–211.12 (0.99 to 1.26)0.080.83 (0.66 to 1.05)0.13