Table 2

Proportion of patients with a transfusion by patient characteristics

Characteristic

Proportion of patients transfused, %

p-value


Age

0.95


18-64 years, n = 105

19


65-74 years, n = 99

20


75 or older, n = 170

21


Gender

0.86


Male, n = 148

20


Female, n = 226

20


Race

0.054


Caucasian, n = 171

14


African American, n = 188

25


Other races, n = 15

27


Transfusion in the pre-index period

0.09


Yes, n = 13

38


No, n = 361

19


eGFR, mL/min/1.73 m2, in the pre-index period

0.82


< 15, n = 13

15


15 to < 30, n = 135

21


30 to < 45, n = 101

19


45 to ≤ 60, n = 36

22


Nephrologist visit in pre-index period

0.31


Yes, n = 248

19


No, n = 126

23


Hospitalization in pre-index period

< 0.0001


Yes, n = 186

33


No, n = 188

7


Comorbid condition in pre-index period


Diabetes

0.38


Yes, n = 221

19


No, n = 153

22


Peripheral vascular disease

0.053


Yes, n = 62

29


No, n = 312

18


Cardiovascular disease

0.14


Yes, n = 137

24


No, n = 237

18


Fox et al. BMC Nephrology 2012 13:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-13-5

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