Racial/ethnic disparity in kidney transplantation outcomes

Influence of donor and recipient characteristics

Eyob Feyssa, Charlotte Jones-Burton, Gary Ellison, Benjamin Philosophe, Charles Howell

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the basis for the racial/ethnic disparity in kidney allograft survival. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 2130 patients who underwent kidney transplantation between January 1995 and December 2003. Patient and graft survivals were compared using Kaplan-Meier analysis. Results: Black recipients were more likely than white recipients to have hepatitis C infection (24.6% vs 7.1%), current tobacco use (21.2% vs 13.1%), previous alcohol use (22.6% vs 9.7%), and past illicit drug use (13.6% vs 3.9%). Current employment was less common among blacks. Additionally, black recipients were more likely to have a prior kidney transplant (16.7% vs 11.0%) and to have a cadaver kidney donor (74% vs 56.5%). The 5-year allograft survival rate was 72% for whites and 59% for blacks (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume101
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Kidney Transplantation
Tissue Donors
Kidney
Allografts
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Tobacco Use
Street Drugs
Graft Survival
Hepatitis C
Cadaver
Survival Rate
Retrospective Studies
Alcohols
Transplants
Infection
hydroquinone

Keywords

  • Kidney
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Racial disparities
  • Survival
  • Tobacco
  • Transplantation

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  • Medicine(all)

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Racial/ethnic disparity in kidney transplantation outcomes : Influence of donor and recipient characteristics. / Feyssa, Eyob; Jones-Burton, Charlotte; Ellison, Gary; Philosophe, Benjamin; Howell, Charles.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 101, No. 2, 02.2009, p. 111-115.

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Feyssa, Eyob ; Jones-Burton, Charlotte ; Ellison, Gary ; Philosophe, Benjamin ; Howell, Charles. / Racial/ethnic disparity in kidney transplantation outcomes : Influence of donor and recipient characteristics. In: Journal of the National Medical Association. 2009 ; Vol. 101, No. 2. pp. 111-115.
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