About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Cardiovascular deaths among persons with a functioning kidney transplant.
Period prevalent kidney transplant population.
This measure is translated into patient years at risk (instead of a rate per population) in order to obtain a more uniform rate to track over time. Cohorts for these tables include period prevalent transplant patients in each calendar year, 2000–2010, whose first end-stage renal disease (ESRD) service date is at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the year (point prevalent patients on January 1) or who reach day 91 of ESRD treatment during the year (incident patients).
Patients with unknown age, gender, or race, and those with an age calculated to be less than zero are excluded, as are patients who are not residents of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the Territories.
Patients are followed from January 1 (for point prevalent dialysis patients) or day 91 of ESRD (for incident dialysis patients) until death, transplant, or December 31 of the year. Rates are estimated as the number of patients who die from cardiovascular disease in each year, per 1,000 patient years at risk.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
More information on the analytic methods used to calculate these rates can be found in Appendix A of the USRDS Annual Data Report Atlas.