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Table 2 Adult incident hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients, selected characteristics, Canada, 2003 to 2012

From: Canadian Organ Replacement Register (CORR): reflecting the past and embracing the future

  Variable 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012*
HD Mean Age (Years) 65.0 65.0 65.2 65.1 65.0 65.3 65.4 65.4 65.3 65.0
Age 65+ (%) 58.2 57.8 59.4 57.9 57.7 57.8 58.1 57.0 57.5 56.3
Male (%) 60.3 59.6 60.2 59.6 61.9 61.0 59.9 61.1 62.1 63.2
Diabetes (%)£ 44.5 45.0 46.0 47.7 49.3 48.5 49.8 51.2 53.5 53.6
Mean Comorbidity Index 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.1
Mean BMI 27.0 27.4 27.5 27.7 27.6 28.2 28.2 28.3 28.3 28.8
Mean eGFR 9.8 9.7 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.5
Late Referral (%)§ 41.7 41.3 39.5 37.7 36.0 35.7 35.9 34.8 33.6 31.4
PD Mean Age (Years) 60.5 60.3 61.3 60.6 61.1 60.8 61.9 61.7 60.9 62.1
Age 65+ (%) 45.0 42.6 47.0 44.0 45.7 44.6 45.7 46.1 43.2 46.1
Male (%) 59.8 56.7 60.3 55.0 58.5 57.4 57.6 59.4 60.3 60.3
Diabetes (%)£ 41.7 43.4 45.1 43.2 43.7 42.7 44.5 47.0 45.4 51.6
Mean Comorbidity Index 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2
Mean BMI 26.4 26.5 26.8 27.2 27.1 27.5 28.0 27.5 27.3 27.9
Mean eGFR 9.8 9.9 10.1 10.0 10.5 10.7 10.7 10.9 10.1 10.0
Late Referral (%)§ 16.2 15.8 11.4 12.2 11.3 10.4 10.1 8.6 9.1 6.7
  1. Notes: *Under-reporting of incident ESKD cases from Quebec was estimated to be approximately 170 cases in 2011 and 560 cases in 2012.
  2. This is an adaptation of the Charlson Index for ESRD patients; it assigns each of the 14 comorbid conditions a value of 1 to 10.
  3. Estimated glomerular filtration rate as determined by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula (mL/min/1.73 m2).
  4. §Patients who first see a nephrologist less than 90 days before starting dialysis.
  5. £Includes cases where diabetes was reported as the primary reason for dialysis or as a co-morbidity.
  6. HD: Hemodialysis; PD: Peritoneal dialysis; BMI: Body mass index.