Ewha Med J.  1991 Sep;14(3):211-216. 10.12771/emj.1991.14.3.211.

The Study on Survuval Rates and Causes of Death in ESPD Patients with Hemodialysis

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.


We reached the following conclusions from analyzing survival rates and causes of death of 71 patients who received hemodialysis at our hemodialysis center from January 1983 to December of 1990 using life-table method. 1) The 5-year survival rate of the whole patients was 52%. 2) The survival rate decreased significantly with increasing age after 3 years from commencement of dialysis. The 5-year survival rate of patients under the age of 30 was 89%, the rate of patients between the age of 31 and 50 was 70% . and the rate of patients above the age of 51 years was 30%. 3) Diabetes Mellitus had no slgnificant influence on survival rate in patients over the age 51. 4) The survival rates according to sex revealed no significant difference. 5) The leading cause of death was cardiovascular disease including cerebrovascular accident amounting 47.6% and next was infectious disease 23.8%. Additional study on survival rate in age group over 51 with or without Diabetes Mellitus is required in the future.

MeSH Terms

Cardiovascular Diseases
Cause of Death*
Communicable Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Renal Dialysis*
Survival Rate
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