Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the Japanese general population

@article{Imai2009PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the Japanese general population},
  author={Enyu Imai and Masaru Horio and Tsuyoshi Watanabe and Kunitoshi Iseki and Kunihiro Yamagata and Shigeko Hara and Nobuyuki Ura and Yutaka Kiyohara and Toshiki Moriyama and Yasuhiro Ando and Shoichi Fujimoto and Tsuneo Konta and Hitoshi Yokoyama and Hirofumi Makino and Akira Hishida and Seiichi Matsuo},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Nephrology},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={621-630}
}
We previously estimated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 3–5 at 19.1 million based on data from the Japanese annual health check program for 2000–2004 using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation multiplied by the coefficient 0.881 for the Japanese population. However, this equation underestimates the GFR, particularly for glomerular filtration rates (GFRs) of over 60 ml/min/1.73 m2. We did not classify the participants as CKD stages 1 and 2 because we… CONTINUE READING
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