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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of dialysis facilities, comparing all dialysis facilities in Georgia, the facilities selected for randomization, and dialysis facilities not selected for randomization

From: The RaDIANT community study protocol: community-based participatory research for reducing disparities in access to kidney transplantation

Facility characteristic Dialysis facilities in Georgia (n = 283) Pool of dialysis facilities randomized for intervention (n = 134) Remaining dialysis facilities in Georgia not selected for randomization (n = 149) p-value
Facility Demographic and Clinical Characteristics  
# Patients per Facility, Mean, SD 46.0 ± 25.7 46.6 ± 25.5 45.4 ± 26.0 0.57
Number of Staff, Mean, SD 10.0 ± 7.4 10.1 ± 6.5 9.8 ± 8.1 0.48
For Profit, % 90.3 88.7 88.3 0.91
Average Age, Mean, SD 61.4 ± 5.9 61.2 ± 5.7 61.6 ± 6.1 0.76
% White 40.9 33.5 46.8 <0.001
% African American 56.5 65.4 49.0 <0.0001
% Uninsured 12.2 11.5 12.6 0.51
% Medicaid Only 9.1 11.0 8.5 0.01
% Unemployed 67.1 70.9 64.1 0.06
Time on Dialysis (Years), Mean, SD 4.9 ± 1.8 5.0 ± 1.21 4.8 ± 1.1 0.32
% Receiving No Access to Pre-ESRD Nephrology Care 27.3 26.0 28.3 0.28
% Not Informed of Transplant Options 2.8 3.1 2.4 0.28
% Diabetes 59.9 59.9 59.0 0.51
% Hypertensive 89.6 91.4 88.1 0.02
% AV Fistula 13.1 13.8 12.3 0.49
% of Incident Patients with AV Fistula 29.7 28.7 30.5 0.46
Average Count of Comorbidities, Mean, SD 3.0 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 0.9 0.30
% ESA Prior to Dialysis 17.6 18.0 18.0 0.25
Standardized Mortality Ratio 1.06 1.07 1.05 0.41
Transplant Access Measures at Baseline
% Waitlisted (Age < 70 yrs only) 17.8 15.5 20.4 <0.0001
Standardized Transplantation Ratio (2008–2011) 0.56 0.46 0.68 <0.001
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