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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of survey participants (n = 125)

From: Exploring patient willingness to accept hepatitis C-infected kidneys for transplantation

  Overall Unwilling to receive HCV+ kidney (N = 39) Willing to receive HCV+ kidney (N = 86) P-value
Mean age (years) +/− SD 55 +/− 1.06 51 +/−  2.3 56.7 +/−  1.1 0.012
Male sex, N (%) 71 (56.8) 20 (51.3) 51 (59.3) 0.402
Race
 White, N (%) 82 (65.6) 25 (64.1) 57 (66.3)  
 Black, N (%) 35 (28.0) 11 (28.2) 24 (27.9)  
 Other, N (%) 8 (6.4) 3 (7.7) 5 (5.8) 0.919
Currently on dialysis, N (%) 88 (70.4) 30 (77.0) 58 (67.4) 0.282
Two or more years on dialysis, N (%) 44 (35.2) 11 (28.2) 33 (22.1) 0.072
Dialysis type, N (%)
 Hemodialysis 58 (65.9) 19 (48.7) 39 (45.3)  
 Peritoneal dialysis 30 (34.1) 11 (28.2) 19 (22.1) 0.174
Mean number of years listed, +/− SD 1.9 +/− 0.15 1.9 +/−  0.27 2.0 +/−  0.18 0.66
History of prior kidney transplant, N (%) 19 (15.2) 8 (20.5) 11 (12.8) 0.265
Personal history of HCV, N (%) 6 (4.8) 1 (2.6) 5 (5.8) 0.424
Previously treated for HCV, N (%) 6 (4.8) 1 (2.6) 5 (5.8) 0.424
Know someone with HCV, N (%) 20 (16.0) 7 (17.9) 13 (15.1) 0.689
Educational level, N (%)
 Some high school 4 (3.2) 0 (0) 4 (4.7)  
 High school diploma or GED 19 (15.2) 4 (10.3) 15 (17.4)  
 Some college 43 (34.4) 13 (33.3) 30 (34.9)  
 Graduated college 37 (29.6) 10 (25.6) 27 (31.4)  
 Graduate or doctoral degree 22 (17.6) 12 (30.8) 10 (11.6) 0.071
Interested in hearing more about HCV-positive organs 75 (60.0) 5 (12.8) 70 (81.4) < 0.001