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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Management: Adequacy of Hemodialysis

Adequacy of dialysis is important to the 70% of ESRD patients on dialysis, as it reflects sufficient removal of waste from the body. Racial differences in adequacy of dialysis (urea reduction ratio 65% or higher) have previously been reported.21

Figure 2.7. Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis (urea reduction ratio 65% or higher), by race (top) and ethnicity (bottom), 2001-2003

Figure 2.7. Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis (urea reduction ratio 65% or higher), by race (top) and ethnicity (bottom), 2001-2003

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Figure 2.7. Hemodialysis patients with adequate dialysis (urea reduction ratio 65% or higher), by race (top) and ethnicity (bottom), 2001-2003

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Key: AI/AN = American Indian or Alaska Native.

Source: ESRD Clinical Performance Measures Project, 2001-2003.

Reference population: ESRD hemodialysis patients and peritoneal dialysis patients.

  • In all 3 years, the proportion of hemodialysis patients who received adequate dialysis was lower among Blacks and higher among Asians compared with Whites. (Figure 2.7).
  • In 2003, the proportion of adult hemodialysis patients who received adequate dialysis was higher among Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic Whites.
  • The proportion of adult hemodialysis patients who received adequate dialysis improved significantly from 2001 to 2003 for Whites, Blacks, non-Hispanic Whites, and Hispanics.

 

 

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