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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of undocumented-uninsured patients in comparison with insured patients on chronic dialysis

From: Care of undocumented-uninsured immigrants in a large urban dialysis unit

Clinical Characteristics Undocumented-Uninsured (n = 15) Age-matched Insured (n = 77) Insured- General Population (n = 223)
Age (Years ± SD) 41.1 ± 11.6 43.2 ± 10.2 67.6 + 14.7
Sex (male/female) 9/6 50/27 137/86
Origin and status    
Undocumented-uninsured    
West Africa 8 - -
Philippines 5 - -
Eastern Europe 2 - -
Insured    
Israel Jewish - 73 216
Israel-Arabs - 3 6
Non Israeli - 1 1
Working status (%)*    
Full-Time work 15 (100%) 12 (16%) 16 (7%)
Part-Time work - 3 (4%) 5 (2%)
Not working - 62 (80%) 202 (91%)
CKD stage of initial nephrology evaluation (%)    
Stage 1 0 (0%) 18 (23%) 25 (11%)
Stage 2 0 (0%) 17 (22%) 20 (9%)
Stage 3 0 (0%) 21 (27%) 65 (29%)
Stage 4 0 (0%) 15 (20%) 79 (35%)
Stage 5 15 (100%) 6 (8%) 34 (16%)
CKD etiology (%)    
DN 0 (0%) 20 (26%) 47 (21%)
ADPKD 0 (0%) 5 (7%) 9 (4%)
Glomerulonephritis 0 (0%) 11 (14%) 21 (9%)
Other 1 (7%) 21 (27%) 55 (25%)
Unknown 14 (93%) 20 (26%) 91 (41%)
Viral infection (%)    
HBV 1 (7%) 5 (6%) 6 (3%)
HCV 2 (13%) 5 (6%) 14 (6%)
HIV 1 (7%) 1 (1%) 2 (1%)
  1. Abbreviations: ADPKD, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, CKD, chronic kidney disease; DN, diabetic nephropathy; HBV, hepatitis B virus infection; HCV, hepatitis C virus infection; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus infection; SD, standard deviation; * Working-status as reported by the patients.