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Table 1.6

Reported Deaths and Annual Death Rates Per 1,000 Patient-Years at Risk

Waiting List, 1999 to 2008

Organ Type Year
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
All Organs Patients 93,037 100,174 106,471 111,020 113,820 119,396 124,430 130,153 135,367 139,917
Deaths   6,759 6,500 7,118 7,181 7,112 7,339 7,228 7,271 7,076 7,182
Rate   119.2 104.4 108.9 111.6 105.4 104.6 100.3 96.0 89.5 87.4
Heart-Lung Patients 347 328 299 290 260 260 224 207 182 157
Deaths   55 46 42 42 20 29 28 21 22 15
Rate   242.9 223.8 203.6 210.0 109.1 162.8 181.6 153.5 195.4 154.9
Heart Patients 7,448 7,190 7,143 6,910 6,520 6,199 5,878 5,831 5,767 5,912
Deaths   804 686 719 631 587 526 470 440 377 441
Rate   199.1 177.3 183.5 167.0 167.0 160.1 156.9 157.1 143.8 169.9
Intestine Patients 212 247 320 349 356 393 451 485 497 463
Deaths   47 27 44 53 47 56 58 54 49 28
Rate   495.9 254.3 318.8 322.5 302.4 326.5 328.2 265.9 232.8 129.6
Kidney-Pancreas Patients 3,334 3,849 3,961 3,948 3,895 3,946 3,994 3,966 3,775 3,695
Deaths   169 198 227 223 208 223 208 233 211 183
Rate   93.8 89.4 95.5 93.5 89.8 95.9 88.2 98.8 93.6 82.4
Kidney Patients 57,058 60,540 64,162 68,168 71,793 76,806 82,336 88,685 94,622 99,750
Deaths   3,318 3,125 3,368 3,731 3,858 4,040 4,143 4,454 4,456 4,638
Rate   84.0 73.7 73.6 76.8 75.0 73.5 70.6 70.4 65.0 63.3
Liver Patients 20,965 23,390 25,517 26,131 25,677 26,330 26,585 26,695 26,503 26,407
Deaths   2,018 2,019 2,325 2,161 2,094 2,164 2,141 1,991 1,822 1,782
Rate   159.1 136.1 137.4 129.6 128.5 131.1 129.9 122.2 113.7 113.6
Lung Patients 4,868 5,141 5,374 5,399 5,549 5,650 5,269 4,798 4,676 4,119
Deaths   599 519 532 529 489 512 398 300 317 266
Rate   190.6 152.8 149.2 145.1 131.6 135.1 115.6 103.5 125.9 128.0
Pancreas After Kidney Patients 468 769 1,025 1,217 1,326 1,492 1,433 1,402 1,349 1,223
Deaths   5 10 16 18 16 26 24 30 22 21
Rate   25.1 26.4 28.2 24.9 19.0 27.7 24.5 30.9 23.7 23.8
Pancreas Transplant Alone Patients 482 498 616 665 702 791 850 897 957 966
Deaths   9 7 19 13 19 25 33 26 37 30
Rate   35.4 25.6 54.9 33.6 46.0 53.2 65.5 47.7 63.6 53.1


Source: OPTN/SRTR Data as of May 4, 2009.

Patients alive on the waiting list at any time during the year are counted. Period at risk begins

the later of January 1 or waiting list registration and ends on the earlier of December 31, date of death, or date of removal for other reasons. Please see Technical Notes for further details about death rate computation.

Patients who were waiting for multiple organs in a given year are counted in each organ section, but only once in the "All Organs" section.



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