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RC Benjamin

Assessing for Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Jamaican Community of North West St Ann

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.239
Synopsis: 
Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

Objectives: To find the prevalence of known risk factors for CKD in St Ann North West and see how these are distributed by age and gender.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

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