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Table 11 Causes of death in incident dialysis patients

From: Annual Dialysis Data Report 2014, JSDT Renal Data Registry (JRDR)

Cause of death Male Female Subtotal No information available Total
Heart failure 335 212 547   547
(%) (22.8) (25.5) (23.8)   (23.8)
Cerebrovascular disorder 67 37 104   104
(%) (4.6) (4.5) (4.5)   (4.5)
Infectious disease 386 206 592   592
(%) (26.3) (24.8) (25.8)   (25.8)
Hemorrhage 31 21 52   52
(%) (2.1) (2.5) (2.3)   (2.3)
Malignant tumors 186 77 263   263
(%) (12.7) (9.3) (11.4)   (11.4)
Cachexia/Uremia 60 39 99   99
(%) (4.1) (4.7) (4.3)   (4.3)
Cardiac infarction 46 29 75   75
(%) (3.1) (3.5) (3.3)   (3.3)
Potassium poisoning/Sudden death 23 15 38   38
(%) (1.6) (1.8) (1.7)   (1.7)
Chronic hepatitis/Cirrhosis 15 10 25   25
(%) (1.0) (1.2) (1.1)   (1.1)
Suicide/Refusal of treatment (dialysis) 18 3 21   21
(%) (1.2) (0.4) (0.9)   (0.9)
Intestinal obstruction 14 11 25   25
(%) (1.0) (1.3) (1.1)   (1.1)
Pulmonary thrombus/Pulmonary embolus 8 1 9   9
(%) (0.5) (0.1) (0.4)   (0.4)
Death due to disaster 8 3 11   11
(%) (0.5) (0.4) (0.5)   (0.5)
Other causes 156 102 258   258
(%) (10.6) (12.3) (11.2)   (11.2)
Unspecified 115 65 180   180
(%) (7.8) (7.8) (7.8)   (7.8)
Subtotal 1468 831 2299   2299
(%) (100.0) (100.0) (100.0)   (100.0)
No information available
Total 1468 831 2299   2299
  1. Values in parentheses under each figure represent the percentage relative to the subtotal in each column