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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients according to donor type at wait-listing for kidney transplantation

From: Practice patterns of dialysis access and outcomes in patients wait-listed early for kidney transplantation

Characteristics Donor type P-value
Deceased
(n = 8342, 89%)
Living
(n = 989, 11%)
Men, % 62 64 0.211
Age (years), median (IQR) 51 (41–59) 45 (33–55) < 0.001
Primary kidney disease, %    < 0.001
 Glomerulonephritis 24 32  
 Diabetic nephropathy 12 7  
 Hypertensive or vascular nephropathy 11 8  
 Polycystic kidney disease 21 17  
 Others 22 24  
 Unknown 10 12  
Diabetes, % 18 13 < 0.001
Number of cardiovascular comorbidities, %    0.003
 0 83 88  
 1 13 10  
 2 3 2  
  ≥ 3 0.5 0.4  
Peripheral arterial disease, % 5 4 0.208
Mobility status (partially or totally dependent), % 2 1 0.159
Serum albumin (g/dL), mean (SD) 36.0 (6.4) 35.5 (6.5) 0.094
Body mass index (kg/m), %    0.126
  < 18.5 7 8  
 [18.5,25] 47 50  
  [25, 30] 30 28  
  ≥ 30 16 14  
Professionally active, % 51 65 < 0.001
Unplanned dialysis start, % 14 17 0.005
History of previous transplantation (kidney excluded), % 3 2 0.620
Preemptive placement on waiting list, % 47 44 0.055
Temporary inactive status, % 49 54 0.003
Blood group, %    0.091
 O 46 49  
 A 38 34  
 B 12 13  
 AB 4 3  
PRA level ≥ 85%, % 7 7 0.661
Ownership of nephrology facility, %    0.661
 Public non-university centre 21 20  
 Public university centre (performing KT) 28 29  
 Private for-profit centre 24 25  
 Private not-for-profit centre 27 26  
  1. Abbreviations: PRA panel reactive antibody, KT kidney transplantation