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Table 1 Selected patient demographic data, at first HD treatment, between January 1 1998 and December 31, 2006

From: Effect of electronic patient record use on mortality in End Stage Renal Disease, a model chronic disease: retrospective analysis of 9 years of prospectively collected data

  All Units USRDS*
Number of patients 1790 709,259
Mean age at start of first HD treatment during the study period (years) 59.2 57.1
Gender (male:female) (%) 52.9:47.1 54.7:45.3
Race (White: Black: Other/Unknown) (%) 42.4:36.4:21.2 63.3:28.5:8.2
Hispanic (%) 17.4 12.5
  1. *USRDS data are prevalence of all ESRD patients for the years 1998–2005 combined.