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Table 3 Distance from patients’ usual residence to (a) dialysis treatment facilities or, (b) transplant hospital

From: Difficult conversations: Australian Indigenous patients’ views on kidney transplantation

Distancea (kms) (a) Usual residence to dialysis facility (b) Usual residence to transplant facility
Patients (n) % Patients (n) %
0–49 51 36 11 8
50–299 34 24 4 3
300–599 23 16 17 12
600–999 23 16 5 3
1000–1999 9 6 67 47
> 2000 2 1 38 27
Unassigned 4   4  
Total patients 146   146  
  1. aDistances between patient ‘usual residence’, treating centres and transplant units respectively was calculated using Google Maps (http://maps.google.com.au ‘Get Directions’ function) and an Australian Government web tool at Geoscience Australia www.ga.gov.au
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