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Table 2 San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient characteristics

From: End-stage renal disease preceded by rapid declines in kidney function: a case series

  ESRD precipitated by ARF (N = 9) ESRD not precipitated by ARF (N = 62)
Age at dialysis initiation (yrs) 69.7 ± 10.5 67.3 ± 12.2
Male 9 (100%) 58 (93.5%)
Race/Ethnicity, N (%)   
   White 2 (22.2%) 27 (43.5%)
   Asian 1 (11.1%) 13 (20.9%)
   Black 6 (66.7%) 22 (35.5%)
   Hispanic 0 0
Co-morbid conditions, N (%)   
   Hypertension 9 (100%) 56 (90.3%)
   Diabetes mellitus 5 (55.6%) 35 (56.5%)
   Congestive heart failure 1 (11.1%) 24 (38.7%)
Initial renal replacement therapy modality, N (%)   
   Hemodialysis 9 (100%) 62 (100%)
   Peritoneal dialysis (PD) 0 0
Access for dialysis, N (%)   
   Hemodialysis catheter 9 (100%) 48 (77.4%)§
   Hemodialysis fistula 0 12 (19.3%)
   Hemodialysis graft 0 2 (3.2%)
   Peritoneal dialysis catheter 0 0
  1. § p = 0.50 (Fisher's exact test)