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Table 2 Crude incidence rates for first-time blood stream infection and all-cause mortality

From: Risk of death after first-time blood stream infection in incident dialysis patients with specific consideration on vascular access and comorbidity

Modality/Access N Risk timea IRb Interval N Risk timea IRb Interval
  Blood stream infection All-cause mortality
Total 784 44.2 17.7 16.5–19.0 1027 44.2 23.2 21.8–24.7
PD 154 16.3 9.43 8.05–11.0 227 16.3 13.9 12.2–15.8
HD 630 27.9 22.6 20.9–24.4 800 27.9 28.7 26.7–30.7
- AVF 123 9.78 12.6 10.5–15.0 153 9.78 15.6 13.3–18.3
- TC 174 9.40 18.5 16.0–21.5 219 9.40 23.3 20.4–26.6
- NTC 316 7.9 39.8 35.6–44.4 407 7.9 51.2 46.5–56.46
  1. PD peritoneal dialysis, HD hemodialysis, AVF arteriovenous fistula, TC tunneled catheter, NTC non-tunneled catheter, IR incidence ratio. a 102 patient years. b 1/100 patient years