Table 1.

Trends in selected baseline characteristics among patients on dialysis, 2005–2012

Patients, n235,883238,052241,437248,198251,805263,500275,527285,433
Dialysis modality, %
 In-center hemodialysis92.292.392.792.892.992.892.592.0
 Peritoneal dialysis7.
Mean age, yr62.
Mean dialysis duration, yr4.
Male sex, %53.353.653.854.
Race, %
ESRD cause, %
Mean BMI, kg/m228.028.328.628.929.129.429.629.7
Atrial fibrillation, %
CAD/atherosclerosis, %21.620.920.020.019.519.018.317.4
Cancer, %
CHF, %
Cardiovascular disease, %45.645.545.044.543.743.543.042.1
Diabetes, %25.324.924.224.323.823.923.623.1
GI bleeding, %
HTN, %42.442.542.242.041.341.240.840.0
LV hypertrophy, %
MI/acute coronary syndrome, %
Other cardiac disease, %16.115.715.414.613.913.412.912.5
Pulmonary HTN, %
PVD, %
Stroke, %
TIA, %
Valvular disease, %
  • Clinical characteristics were defined based on claims obtained from the inpatient setting during the six months preceding the index date. BMI, body mass index; CAD, coronary artery disease; CHF, congestive heart failure; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; GI, gastrointestinal; HTN, hypertension; LV, left ventricular; PVD, peripheral vascular disease; TIA, transient ischemic attack.