Racial differences in pediatric renal transplantation-24-year single center experience

J Natl Med Assoc. 2006 Feb;98(2):154-7.


Racial disparities in quality of health are major issues affecting healthcare delivery. While substantial studies have been done in adults with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), similar studies are lacking in pediatric patients with ESRD. We retrospectively analyzed our transplant database from 1978-2002 to identify racial trends in a pediatric ESRD population. Significant racial differences were noted in number of pre-emptive transplants, type of graft received, height at transplant and causes of ESRD.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / ethnology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / surgery*
  • Kidney Transplantation / ethnology*
  • Kidney Transplantation / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Ohio
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Time Factors