Table 3

Causes of death of ADPKD and non-ADPKD patients after starting RRT
Cause of death ADPKD % (n) Non-ADPKD % (n) Age1 (ADPKD vs non-ADPKD)
Cardiac 26.17 (241) 31.15 (3912) 69.1 ± 9.8 vs 68.9 ± 12.1
Vascular 18.35 (169) 16.52 (2075) 68.8 ± 10.6 vs 69.4 ± 12.6
Infection 14.44 (133) 15.57 (1955) 68.8 ± 9.6 vs 67.9 ± 13.6
Cancer 9.55 (88) 8.30 (1043) 67.5 ± 9.3 vs 67.6 ± 12.2
Hepatic 3.04 (28) 1.84 (231) 64.1 ± 2.2 vs 61.1 ± 0.9
Social2 3.47 (32) 6.04 (758) 75.1 ± 6.6 vs 75.7 ± 10.4
Other 12.7 (117) 9.65 (1212) 71.1 ± 9.9 vs 71.6 ± 12.4
Unknown 12.27 (113) 10.93 (1373) 67.9 ± 9.7 vs 70.0 ± 12.3

1No statistically significant differences when comparing the mean age at death of ADPKD patients versus Non ADPKD patients (p = 0.41).

2The term “social” as cause of death means: rejection of RRT by the patient or suicide.

Martínez et al.

Martínez et al. BMC Nephrology 2013 14:186   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-14-186

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