Table 2.

Dialysis population, hemodialysis prescription: frequency, session length, modality, vascular access, and calcium bath, and dialysis mortality from 2016 to 2020

YearTotal (n (% Annual Growth))Hemodialysis (%)Males (%)Kuwaitis (%)New Patients (n)Hemodialysis Frequency <3 per week (%)Hemodialysis Session Length <3.5 h (%)Hemodialysis Modality (%)Hemodialysis Vascular Access (%)Hemodialysis Calcium Bath (%)Total Mortality (%)
Low FluxHigh FluxHemodiafiltrationFistulaGraftCatheter1.25 mmol/L1.5 mmol/L1.75 mmol/L
20161850 (6)8848654907251730534285024255012
20172010 (9)8855636759221438504055526255012
20182100 (5)895270400121913236444104630254512
20192230 (6)89527050010111036544754824265012
20202275 (3)895272; 50 F/50 M76961110256536.54.55929264516; COVID-19– related 30%
  • F, female, M, male; COVID-19, coronavirus disease 2019.