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Table 15 Incident patient distribution, by cause of death and sex, 2015

From: Annual Dialysis Data Report 2015, JSDT Renal Data Registry

Cause of death Male Female Subtotal No information available Total
Heart failure (%) 342 (23.5) 192 (27.3) 534 (24.7)   534 (24.7)
Cerebrovascular disorder (%) 82 (5.6) 42 (6.0) 124 (5.7)   124 (5.7)
Infectious disease (%) 366 (25.2) 191 (27.1) 557 (25.8)   557 (25.8)
Hemorrhage (%) 27 (1.9) 10 (1.4) 37 (1.7)   37 (1.7)
Malignant tumors (%) 179 (12.3) 57 (8.1) 236 (10.9)   236 (10.9)
Cachexia/uremia (%) 72 (4.9) 34 (4.8) 106 (4.9)   106 (4.9)
Cardiac infarction (%) 45 (3.1) 16 (2.3) 61 (2.8)   61 (2.8)
Potassium poisoning/sudden death (%) 23 (1.6) 8 (1.1) 31 (1.4)   31 (1.4)
Chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis (%) 25 (1.7) 8 (1.1) 33 (1.5)   33 (1.5)
Suicide/refusal of treatment (dialysis) (%) 12 (0.8) 3 (0.4) 15 (0.7)   15 (0.7)
Intestinal obstruction (%) 17 (1.2) 7 (1.0) 24 (1.1)   24 (1.1)
Pulmonary thrombus/pulmonary embolus (%) 2 (0.1) 1 (0.1) 3 (0.1)   3 (0.1)
Death due to disaster (%) 5 (0.3) 3 (0.4) 8 (0.4)   8 (0.4)
Other causes (%) 148 (10.2) 83 (11.8) 231 (10.7)   231 (10.7)
Unspecified (%) 110 (7.6) 49 (7.0) 159 (7.4)   159 (7.4)
Subtotal (%) 1455 (100.0) 704 (100.0) 2159 (100.0)   2159 (100.0)
No information available 1 2 3   3
Total 1456 706 2162   2162
  1. The above data were obtained from the patient survey