TABLE 1

Recipient, Donor, and Transplant Characteristics for Pediatric (<18 years old) Kidney Transplants Performed Between 1987 and 2012 (n = 17 446), Stratified by Transplantation Period

Transplantation Period
1987–1993 (n = 3942)1994–2001 (n = 5460)2002–2004 (n = 2310)2005–2012 (n = 5734)
Mean recipient age (SD)10.7 (5.1)11.1 (5.0)11.1 (5.1)11.3 (5.2)
Recipient gender (% female)40.640.840.341.2
Recipient race (%)
 Caucasian65.460.254.551.2
 African American16.719.019.918.9
 Hispanic14.216.420.824.8
 Other3.74.34.75.1
Preemptive transplant (%)12.725.625.927.5
Median years of dialysisa (IQR)1.1 (0.5–2.4)1.3 (0.6–2.4)1.5 (0.7–2.6)1.3 (0.7–2.5)
Etiology of renal disease
 FSGS6.49.911.912.9
 Other glomerular21.914.512.29.7
 CAKUT28.734.538.438.4
 Other/missing42.941.237.538.9
Previous transplant (%)16.011.710.08.8
Median peak PRA (%) (IQR)3 (0–13)0 (0–6)0 (0–4)0 (0–6)
Donor type (% living)49.455.054.440.1
Mean donor age (SD)28.8 (14.1)32.2 (12.6)31.5 (12.1)27.6 (11.4)
Zero HLA mismatch (%)
 Living donor7.05.13.93.5
 Deceased donor3.64.44.82.4
Median hours of cold ischemia timeb (IQR)22.0 (15.0–29.0)18.0 (13.0–24.0)14.6 (10.0–20.0)12.4 (8.8–17.5)
  • CAKUT, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract; IQR, interquartile range.

  • a Among those not undergoing preemptive transplantation.

  • b Among deceased donor transplants.