Renal Data Extraction and Referencing (RenDER) System is a new online
data querying application accessible through the USRDS website, allowing
access to a wealth of information regarding End Stage Renal Disease
(ESRD) in the United States. It quickly returns an accurate
table of data or interactive map based upon the user's query specifications.
Tables can then be copied into a spreadsheet application on the user's
computer for further manipulation and investigation. Map images
can be copied or saved to local applications, and a dbase file download
(can be opened in MS Excel) of the data is offered as well.
The USRDS RenDER System has been designed to allow easier access to
some of the most frequently requested data. The USRDS publishes
an Annual Data Report (ADR) that thoroughly covers many of the statistics
regarding ESRD. However, the report cannot reasonably contain
some of the more detailed tables often requested by the research
field. RenDER allows users to "drill down" into
the data behind many of the tables published in the ADR, allowing
cross interaction among various demographic fields.
A tutorial for RenDER has been developed
and is accessible via the RenDER Home Page. The tutorial is
designed to "walk" users step-by-step through the current
interface and provides a few examples to help users better understand
the system. We encourage you to view the tutorial prior to
using RenDER in a live setting. For your convenience however,
there is a "View Tutorial" link on the live form for concurrent
reference while using the system.
Before using the live system, we ask
that users register by providing some basic information. This
information will not be shared with anyone, nor will it be used
for any purpose other than to track access and use on the RenDER
System. You will not be put on any email lists by registering
with the RenDER System. Users need only register once. After
setting up a RenDER password, users should log in via the "log
in" link on the RenDER Home Page.
This is version 3.0
of the RenDER System, and as with any new venture there are both
known and unknown, limitations and bugs. We are continuing
to develop RenDER and plan to continue enhancing the functionality
of the interface. We plan to eventually add the capability
for additional rate calculations, graphing capabilities, as well
as an expanded database. To obtain population counts or estimates
within the U.S., for use in rate calculations, visit www.census.gov.
We at the USRDS are happy to receive any comments or suggestions our users may have to share. To submit comments click here.
Thank you for visiting the USRDS RenDER System!
Happy data mining!