Table 4

Characteristics of Propensity-Matched Patients

SL (n = 565)ML (n = 590)p Value
Age, yrs53 (44–59)52 (42–59)0.1303
Male445 (78.8)465 (78.8)1.0000
Race0.4267
 White432 (76.4)449 (76.1)
 Black102 (18.0)99 (16.8)
 Hispanic26 (4.6)30 (5.1)
 Asian6 (1.0)9 (1.5)
 Other0 (0.0)3 (0.5)
Blood type0.4198
 A180 (31.9)191 (32.4)
 AB16 (2.9)11 (1.9)
 B51 (9.0)66 (11.2)
 O318 (56.3)322 (54.6)
HF etiology0.3095
 Ischemic235 (39.8)233 (41.3)
 Nonischemic309 (52.4)302 (53.5)
 Restrictive14 (2.4)11 (2.0)
 Congenital18 (3.2)32 (5.4)
Education0.9734
 High school/GED or less180 (31.9)182 (30.9)
 Some college140 (24.8)148 (25.1)
 College or graduate degree145 (25.6)150 (25.4)
 Unknown101 (17.8)110 (18.6)
Insurance0.2571
 Private361 (63.9)380 (64.4)
 Medicaid54 (9.5)53 (9.0)
 Medicare126 (22.4)120 (20.3)
 Other governmental9 (1.5)21 (3.6)
 Other/unknown15 (2.7)16 (2.7)
zip code median AGI, $86,663 (25,257–235,487)90,153 (25,471–253,831)0.4614
Initial first listing status0.2017
 1A74 (13.1)89 (15.1)
 1B166 (29.3)141 (23.9)
 2315 (55.8)349 (59.2)
 711 (1.9)11 (1.9)
UNOS region0.0651
 11 (0.2)5 (0.8)
 267 (11.9)49 (8.3)
 380 (14.2)64 (10.8)
 445 (8.0)52 (8.8)
 567 (11.9)90 (15.3)
 611 (1.9)15 (2.5)
 767 (11.9)83 (14.1)
 830 (5.3)48 (8.1)
 956 (9.9)61 (10.3)
 1054 (9.6)48 (8.1)
 1187 (15.4)75 (12.7)
Crossmatch22 (3.9)23 (3.9)1.0000
Weight, kg86.2 (72.3–99.8)86.3 (73.9–98.9)0.8509
LVAD at first registration42 (7.5)44 (7.5)1.0000
Inotrope at first registration151 (26.8)134 (22.7)0.1091
Defibrillator at first registration389 (68.8)406 (68.8)1.0000
Ventilator at first registration20 (3.6)19 (3.2)0.7502
Year of first listing2007 (2003–2010)2006 (2003–2010)0.8527

Values are n (%) or median (interquartile range).

Abbreviations as in Table 1.