Prevalence and awareness of CKD among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study.

@article{Flessner2009PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and awareness of CKD among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study.},
  author={Michael Francis Flessner and Sharon B. Wyatt and Ermeg L. Akylbekova and Sean A. Coady and Tibor Fulop and Frederick V. Lee and Herman A. Taylor and Errol D. Crook},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={238-47}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to end-stage renal disease and is a growing epidemic throughout the world. In the United States, African Americans have an incidence of end-stage renal disease 4 times that of whites. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional to examine the prevalence and awareness of CKD in African Americans. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS Observational cohort in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). PREDICTOR CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate less than 60 mL… CONTINUE READING

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