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Older women with ESRD face higher mortality, compared with male counterparts

Key clinical point: Gender and race affect inpatient mortality of hypertensive patients across chronic kidney disease stages to end-stage renal disease.

Major finding: Women older than 50 years with end-stage renal disease had significantly higher mortality, compared with their male counterparts, especially those of Asian, African American, and Hispanic descent (P less than .001 vs. those of white, non-Hispanic descent).

Study details: An observational study of more than 2 million hypertensive patients from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Disclosures: Dr. Correa reported having no financial disclosures.