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  • 1,161 children began end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care in 2012
  • 7,522 children were being treated for ESRD on December 31, 2012
  • The most common initial ESRD treatment modality among children is hemodialysis (45 percent). However, 73 percent of the prevalent
  • pediatric population had a functioning kidney transplant as of the end of 2012
  • 43.6 percent of children are transplanted within the first year of ESRD care
  • All-cause hospitalization rates are 1.5 per patient year among children with ESRD
  • The number of children listed for kidney transplant was at an all-time high of 517 in 2012
  • As of 2005, deceased donor transplants were more common than living donor transplants
  • The five-year survival probability was 0.89 for children initiating ESRD care between 2003-2007
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