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Do Income Level and Race Influence Survival in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis patients residing in lower- vs. higher income areas have lower mortality rates, are younger, and more frequently African-American. After adjustment for demographic, clinical, provider, and socioeconomic status characteristics, mortality is similar across income areas. Adjustment for race masks lower mortality in African-Americans. Abstract Background Residence in a lower-income area has been associated with higher […]

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