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Table 6 Vascular access use in Canada, 2010 to 2012 (percentage)

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

Variable 2010 2011 2012
Incident Patients*    
Catheter 77.2 80.9 81.1
AV Fistula 16.9 15.6 15.8
AV Graft 1.2 0.8 0.9
Unknown 4.7 2.6 2.1
Prevalent Patients    
Catheter 50.3 50.8 51.5
AV Fistula 45.6 45.1 44.4
AV Graft 3.8 4.0 3.8
Unknown 0.3 0.1 0.3
  1. Notes: *Incident Patients include new adult patients who initiated hemodialysis in the year listed.
  2. Incident access refers to access at the time of initial dialysis treatment.
  3. Prevalent Patients include adult patients for whom CORR received follow-up data by October 31st in the year listed.
  4. Prevalent access refers to the access at the time of follow-up (October 31st).
  5. Includes both permanent and temporary catheters.
  6. Catheter: Central venous catheter; AV fistula: Arteriovenous fistula; AV graft: Arteriovenous graft.