Table 2.

Dialysis patient characteristics in the MEI sample, MEI weighted sample, and prevalent adult United States national dialysis sample from the USRDS

Patient CharacteristicsMEI Raw Sample, n=58,851MEI Weighted Sample, n=58,846USRDS Sample, n=443,947
Age, yr, % (n)
 18–292.4 (1389)2.2 (1276)2.1 (9610)
 30–4410.5 (6196)10.5 (6174)10.4 (46,586)
 45–5929.1 (17,120)28.4 (16,711)28.4 (126,154)
 60–7438.5 (22,650)38.4 (22,584)38.4 (170,355)
 ≥7519.5 (11,498)20.6 (12,101)20.6 (91,242)
Sex, % (n)
 Women43.3 (25,458)43.4 (25,567)43.4 (192,787)
 Men56.7 (33,393)56.6 (33,393)56.6 (251,160)
Race/ethnicity, % (n)
 Hispanic23.1 (13,594)17.0 (9995)17.0 (75,447)
 Non-Hispanic white37.3 (21,972)40.8 (24,008)40.8 (181,091)
 Non-Hispanic black32.0 (18,855)35.8 (21,048)35.8 (158,788)
 Non-Hispanic Asian5.8 (3414)5.3 (3414)5.3 (23,498)
 Non-Hispanic American Indian1.7 (1016)1.2 (1016)1.2 (5123)
Dialysis type, % (n)
 Hemodialysis88.2 (51,904)90.3 (53,141)90.3 (400,920)
 Peritoneal dialysis11.8 (6947)9.7 (5705)9.7 (43,027)
Diabetes, % yes (n)53.5 (31,522)46.3 (27,269)46.4 (205,807)