Awareness of kidney disease among US adults: Findings from the 2011 behavioral risk factor surveillance system.

@article{Li2014AwarenessOK,
  title={Awareness of kidney disease among US adults: Findings from the 2011 behavioral risk factor surveillance system.},
  author={Chaoyang Li and Xiao-jun Wen and Meda E Pavkov and Guixiang Zhao and Lina S. Balluz and Earl S. Ford and Desmond B. Williams and Carol A. Gotway},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={306-13}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic kidney disease as measured by biomarkers is increasing, but the recognition for this condition remains low in the USA. Little is known about the awareness of kidney disease at the state level. METHODS Data from 490,302 adults aged 18 years or older in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia who participated in the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were analyzed. Kidney disease diagnosis, a measure of individual awareness, was… CONTINUE READING