High prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Thailand.

  title={High prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Thailand.},
  author={Vlado Perkovic and Alan Cass and Arpan A. Patel and Paibul Suriyawongpaisal and Federica Barzi and Steven J Chadban and Stephen MacMahon and Bruce Neal},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={73 4},
We describe the prevalence of stage III and IV chronic kidney disease in Thailand from a representative sample of individuals aged 35 years and above using a stratified, multistage, cluster-sampling method. Population estimates were calculated by applying sampling weights from the 2000 Thai census. Glomerular filtration rates were estimated from serum creatinine using the Cockroft-Gault and the simplified Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulae. The prevalence of stage III disease… CONTINUE READING