Neighborhood as a Risk Factor for CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is one of the three causes of death that have most increased worldwide in the last 20 years. However, CKD is not homogeneously distributed. A series in the Clinical Kidney Journal (CKJ) identifies CKD hotspots, defined as countries, regions, communities or ethnicities with higher than average incidence of CKD, and, thus, help find risk factors.

The latest publication analyzed data from all adult patients living in Bretagne/France, who started renal replacement therapy during 2004-2009. As a result, a cluster of high risk was identified in the western Bretagne region.

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