Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on outcomes following renal transplantation in the United Kingdom

Stephens, Michael R., Evans, M., Ilham, M. A., Marsden, A. and Asderakis, A. ORCID: 2010. The influence of socioeconomic deprivation on outcomes following renal transplantation in the United Kingdom. American Journal of Transplantation 10 (7) , pp. 1605-1612. 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03041.x

Full text not available from this repository.


Socio-economic deprivation is an important determinant of poor health and is associated with a higher incidence of end-stage renal disease, higher mortality for dialysis patients and lower chance of being listed for transplantation. The influence of deprivation on outcomes following renal transplantation has not previously been reported in the United Kingdom. The Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation was used to assess the influence of socio-economic deprivation on outcomes for 621 consecutive renal transplant recipients from a single centre in the United Kingdom transplanted between 1997 and 2005. Outcomes measured were rate of acute rejection and graft survival. Patients from the most deprived areas were significantly more likely to experience an episode of acute rejection requiring treatment (36% vs. 27%, p=0.01) and increasing overall deprivation correlated with increasing rates of rejection (p=0.03). Income deprivation was significantly and independently associated with graft survival (HR 1.484, p=0.046). Among patients who experienced acute rejection 5-year graft survival was 79% for those from the most deprived areas compared with 90% for patients from the least deprived areas (p = 0.018). Overall socio-economic deprivation is associated with higher rate of acute rejection following renal transplantation and income deprivation is a significant and independent predictor of graft survival.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1600-6135
Date of Acceptance: 3 January 2010
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 10:12

Citation Data

Cited 40 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item