CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Kidney disease in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017

The analyses in the 2017 Global Burden of Disease Study demonstrate the growing burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD), mainly driven by population ageing; absolute levels for every CKD metric considered rose significantly, whereas age-standardized rates were fairly stable. The prevalence of key metabolic CKD risk factors, particularly obesity, also show a worrying increase.

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Fraser, S.D.S., Roderick, P.J. Kidney disease in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Nat Rev Nephrol 15, 193–194 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-019-0120-0

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