Epidemiological features of CKD in Taiwan.

  title={Epidemiological features of CKD in Taiwan.},
  author={Hsin-Wei Kuo and S M Tsai and Mao-Meng Tiao and Chun-Yuh Yang},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={49 1},
BACKGROUND The incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Taiwan is the highest in the world. However, epidemiological features of earlier chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been investigated. METHODS Since implementation of the National Health Insurance Program in 1995, more than 96% of the population in Taiwan has been enrolled. A nationally representative cohort of 200,000 individuals randomly sampled from the National Health Insurance enrollees was followed up from 1996 to 2003… CONTINUE READING
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