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Table 3 Demographics and diagnoses:* follow up hemodialysis and peritoneal patients**, Canada 2012

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

Variable   Hemodialysis Peritoneal dialysis
Total Patients N 14,632 3,128
Age Mean (SD) 64.9 (15.4) 62.4 (14.9)
75 % 31.3 22.9
Male % 58.7 58.5
Race    
Caucasian % 63.8 61.2
Black % 5.8 4.9
Asian % 7.4 12.4
Aboriginal % 6.8 6.1
Other % 10.7 10.1
Unknown % 5.5 5.4
BMI Mean 28.6 27.6
<18.5: Underweight % 3.2 2.7
18.5–24.9: Normal % 28.2 31.6
25.0–29.9: Overweight % 26.2 30.6
30: Obese % 29.5 24.6
Unknown % 12.9 10.4
Primary Cause of ESKD    
Glomerulonephritis % 13.3 17.2
Diabetes % 35.8 32.6
Renal Vascular Disease % 16.5 16.8
Polycystic Kidney Disease % 4.3 6.1
Pyelonephritis % 4.4 3.2
Other % 12.0 11.2
Unknown % 13.8 12.9
Comorbidity Index Mean 1.9 1.4
Diabetes % 47.4 42.1
Submodality   -  
CAPD % - 27.5
APD % - 72.5
  1. Notes: *Data in this table is collected at the time of initial dialysis treatment for chronic renal failure.
  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. Includes cases where diabetes was reported as the primary reason for dialysis or as a co-morbidity.
  4. **Number of follow up patients differs from the number of prevalent patients reported in the CORR Annual Report (75% reported data and excludes patients < 18 years of age).