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Table 16 Deceased dialysis 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 (%) 4720 (24.8) 2824 (28.1) 7544 (26.0)   7544 (26.0)
Cerebrovascular disorder (%) 1188 (6.3) 728 (7.2) 1916 (6.6)   1916 (6.6)
Infectious disease (%) 4286 (22.6) 2107 (20.9) 6393 (22.0)   6393 (22.0)
Hemorrhage (%) 279 (1.5) 142 (1.4) 421 (1.4)   421 (1.4)
Malignant tumors (%) 2013 (10.6) 704 (7.0) 2717 (9.3)   2717 (9.3)
Cachexia/uremia (%) 740 (3.9) 599 (6.0) 1339 (4.6)   1339 (4.6)
Cardiac infarction (%) 867 (4.6) 378 (3.8) 1245 (4.3)   1245 (4.3)
Potassium poisoning/sudden death (%) 538 (2.8) 210 (2.1) 748 (2.6)   748 (2.6)
Chronic hepatitis/cirrhosis (%) 206 (1.1) 74 (0.7) 280 (1.0)   280 (1.0)
Suicide/refusal of treatment (dialysis) (%) 155 (0.8) 57 (0.6) 212 (0.7)   212 (0.7)
Intestinal obstruction (%) 194 (1.0) 113 (1.1) 307 (1.1)   307 (1.1)
Pulmonary thrombus/pulmonary embolus (%) 42 (0.2) 30 (0.3) 72 (0.2)   72 (0.2)
Death due to disaster (%) 94 (0.5) 34 (0.3) 128 (0.4)   128 (0.4)
Other causes (%) 1663 (8.8) 1111 (11.0) 2774 (9.5)   2774 (9.5)
Unspecified (%) 2012 (10.6) 956 (9.5) 2968 (10.2)   2968 (10.2)
Subtotal (%) 18,997 (100.0) 10,067 (100.0) 29,064 (100.0)   29,064 (100.0)
No information available 11 14 25   25
Total 19,008 10,081 29,089   29,089
  1. The above data were obtained from the patient survey