Sunday, December 2, 2012

Among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), African Americans experience faster progression of the disease during later stages compared with other races

It is well known that African Americans have a similar prevalence of CKD as other Americans, but they are more likely to progress to kidney failure. The lifetime incidence of kidney failure is about 8.6% for African Americans compared with 3.5% for other Americans.

1 comment:

Felix Lee said...

My family has a history of kidney disease. Everyone should be aware that screening is important so that you can get earlier treatment that could prevent kidney failure. Prevention is always better.