Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous Australians.

@article{Cass2004ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the pathways leading from disadvantage to end-stage renal disease for indigenous Australians.},
  author={Alan Cass and Joan J P Cunningham and Paul L Snelling and Zhiqiang Wang and Wendy E Hoy},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={
          767-85
        }
}
Indigenous Australians are disadvantaged, relative to other Australians, over a range of socio-economic and health measures. The age- and sex-adjusted incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)--the irreversible preterminal phase of chronic renal failure--is almost nine times higher amongst Indigenous than it is amongst non-indigenous Australians. A striking gradient exists from urban to remote regions, where the standardised ESRD incidence is from 20 to more than 30 times the national… CONTINUE READING
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