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Table 12 Causes of deaths in prevalent 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 4800 2975 7775   7775
(%) (25.2) (28.3) (26.3)   (26.3)
Cerebrovascular disorder 1329 769 2098   2098
(%) (7.0) (7.3) (7.1)   (7.1)
Infectious disease 4066 2096 6162   6162
(%) (21.4) (20.0) (20.9)   (20.9)
Hemorrhage 280 191 471   471
(%) (1.5) (1.8) (1.6)   (1.6)
Malignant tumors 1951 718 2669   2669
(%) (10.3) (6.8) (9.0)   (9.0)
Cachexia/Uremia 652 518 1170   1170
(%) (3.4) (4.9) (4.0)   (4.0)
Cardiac infarction 868 390 1258   1258
(%) (4.6) (3.7) (4.3)   (4.3)
Potassium poisoning/Sudden death 551 243 794   794
(%) (2.9) (2.3) (2.7)   (2.7)
Chronic hepatitis/Cirrhosis 206 72 278   278
(%) (1.1) (0.7) (0.9)   (0.9)
Suicide/Refusal of treatment (dialysis) 166 49 215   215
(%) (0.9) (0.5) (0.7)   (0.7)
Intestinal obstruction 181 129 310   310
(%) (1.0) (1.2) (1.0)   (1.0)
Pulmonary thrombus/Pulmonary embolus 55 24 79   79
(%) (0.3) (0.2) (0.3)   (0.3)
Death due to disaster 112 45 157   157
(%) (0.6) (0.4) (0.5)   (0.5)
Other causes 1603 1147 2750   2750
(%) (8.4) (10.9) (9.3)   (9.3)
Unspecified 2209 1130 3339   3339
(%) (11.6) (10.8) (11.3)   (11.3)
Subtotal 19,029 10,496 29,525   29,525
(%) (100.0) (100.0) (100.0)   (100.0)
No information available      
Total 19,029 10,496 29,525   29,525
  1. Values in parentheses under each figure represent the percentage relative to the subtotal in each column