Table 1.

Characteristics of 893 kidney transplant recipients by post-kidney transplant delirium

CharacteristicNo DeliriumDelirium
N (%)851 (95.3)42 (4.7)
Recipient characteristics
 Women38.940.5
 Black40.457.1
 Age, yr52.2 (14.1)60.4 (14.4)
 Years on dialysis2.9 (3.6)3.6 (6.1)
 BMI28.4 (6.9)28.3 (4.9)
 High school education or less40.442.9
 Time on dialysis, yr2.9 (3.6)3.6 (6.1)
 Cause of ESRD
  Diabetes16.233.3
  Hypertension31.545.2
  Glomerular disease26.69.5
  Cystic disease10.60
  Other15.111.9
 Frail15.631.0
 Cognitive impairment9.119.1
 Global cognitive function92.1 (10.3)88.2 (10.2)
 Poor HRQOL8.811.9
 Depressive symptoms11.316.7
 ADL disability4.923.8
 IADL disability13.838.1
Comorbidities
 Charlson Comorbidity Index1.5 (1.7)2.6 (2.2)
 Myocardial infarction5.214.3
 Peripheral vascular disease5.911.9
 Cerebral vascular disease2.10
 Dementia00
 Chronic lung conditions7.311.9
 Rheumatologic disorders20.628.6
 Peptic ulcers3.67.1
 Diabetes30.250.0
 Moderate/severe liver disease2.04.8
 Metastatic cancer00
 Leukemia0.20
 Lymphoma0.10
 HIV2.00
Transplant characteristics
 Deceased donor61.281.0
 Not on standard triple therapy8.717.1
 DGF22.940.5
 PRA>80%14.74.8
 Cold ischemia time, ha26 (19–33)24 (18–34)
  • Characteristics are presented as percentages for binary variables and means (SD) for continuous variables except cold ischemia time, in which the medians (interquartile ranges) are presented. BMI, body mass index; HRQOL, health-related quality of life; ADL, activities of daily living; IADL, instrumental activities of daily living; DGF, delayed graft function; PRA, panel reactive antibody.

  • a For deceased donor recipients.