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Table 1 Kidney transplant recipient characteristics by ECD status

From: The Canadian experience using the expanded criteria donor classification for allocating deceased donor kidneys for transplantation

  Total N = 1422 ECD n = 325 Non-ECD n = 1097 p value
Age at transplant, years     
 Mean (SD) 54 (13) 59 (11) 53 (13) <0.001
Women 503 (35 %) 105 (32 %) 398 (36 %) 0.188
Race     
 Caucasian (%) 884 (62 %) 197 (61 %) 687 (63 %) 0.777
 Asian (%) 121 (9 %) 32 (10 %) 89 (8 %)
 African-American (%) 127 (9 %) 31 (10 %) 96 (9 %)
 Aboriginal (%) 36 (3 %) 6 (2 %) 30 (3 %)
 Other (%) 236 (17 %) 56 (17 %) 180 (16 %)
 Unknown 18  
Primary cause of ESRD     
 Glomerulonephritis (%) 328 (29 %) 68 (26 %) 260 (31 %) 0.010
 Diabetes mellitus (%) 215 (19 %) 66 (25 %) 149 (18 %)
 Hypertension (%) 95 (9 %) 30 (11 %) 65 (8 %)
 Other (%) 474 (43 %) 97 (37 %) 377 (44 %)
 Unknown 310  
Pre-transplant dialysis time (months)     
 Median (Q1–Q3) 58 (34-85) 54 (36–76) 59 (33–86) 0.075
Peak PRA >0 % (%) 792 (56 %) 186 (57 %) 606 (55 %) 0.134
 Missing 122  
Re-graft (%)a 96 (7 %) 8 (2 %) 88 (8 %) <0.001
Comorbidities     
 Diabetes mellitus (%) 491 (35 %) 144 (44 %) 347 (32 %) <0.001
 Hypertension (%) 1334 (94 %) 310 (95 %) 1024 (93 %) 0.198
 Cardiovascular disease (%) 117 (8 %) 36 (11 %) 81 (7 %) 0.033
Mean Charlson comorbidity index (SD)b 2.6 (1.4) 2.7 (1.5) 2.5 (1.4) 0.03
  1. Reported values in percent are based on a denominator excluding unknown values.
  2. aRecipients of failed living donor kidney transplants now receiving first time deceased kidney transplant.
  3. bThe Charlson score is a validated index of comorbidity [33].
  4. ESRD end-stage renal disease, PRA panel reactive antibody