Table 1.

Selected patient characteristics, hospitalizations, and unadjusted hospitalization rates by sex, 2007–2011

CharacteristicMenWomen
PatientsAdmissionsRate (yr−1)PatientsAdmissionsRate (yr−1)
Number63,133170,5561.6848,520163,2002.08
Age, yra
 18–345%5%1.715%6%2.63
 35–448%9%1.567%8%2.38
 45–5417%18%1.6414%15%2.06
 55–6424%24%1.6324%24%1.98
 65–7423%22%1.6925%24%2.00
 ≥7523%21%1.8026%22%2.08
Race/ethnicity
 Asian3%3%1.243%3%1.54
 Black29%33%1.6834%39%2.17
 White49%47%1.8144%42%2.18
 Hispanic15%15%1.4714%14%1.80
 Other4%3%1.424%3%1.76
Primary insurancea
 Medicare52%54%1.8056%57%2.17
 Medicaid7%8%1.847%9%2.36
 Other41%37%1.4937%34%1.89
Charlson comorbidity index
 <422%20%1.4518%17%2.00
 4–536%36%1.6336%35%2.00
 6–731%32%1.7634%34%2.11
 ≥811%13%2.0713%14%2.34
Congestive heart failure
 No64%50%1.4963%49%1.86
 Yes36%50%1.9137%51%2.34
Diabetes mellitus
 No44%33%1.5040%29%1.90
 Yes56%67%1.7860%71%2.16
Myocardial infarction
 No85%80%1.6286%81%2.02
 Yes15%20%1.9314%19%2.37
Other cardiovascular comorbidity
 No85%79%1.6085%81%2.00
 Yes15%21%2.0215%19%2.46
Geographic regiona
 Northeast13%14%1.8012%13%2.14
 Midwest17%18%1.9417%18%2.46
 South43%44%1.7045%46%2.11
 West27%23%1.4326%23%1.77
Year of incidence
 200720%28%1.5820%28%1.95
 200820%27%1.6420%26%2.05
 200921%22%1.6621%22%2.08
 201021%16%1.7921%16%2.21
 201118%7%2.0418%7%2.53
  • a At time of dialysis initiation.