Metabolic syndrome may be a main contributant to the aetiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among nursing home residents. Monitoring body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference is a simple but effective way to suspect presence of CKD.
Introduction: The prevalence of end-stage renal disease in Taiwan is the highest in the world; hemodialysis accounts about 7% of the expenditure of the National Health Insurance. Nursing home residents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been identified yet in Taiwan, along with associated risk factors. The objective of this study is to investigate the risk factors of CKD in long-term care facilities in Taiwan and those significantly associated with the presence of CKD.