CKD Screening Lags in Many Nations

CKD is arguably emerging as a major threat to the developing world. The word ‘arguably” is used deliberately because while we know that CKD in the United States affects approximately 5%-10% of the population (Am J Kidney Dis. 2003;41:1-12) and is a major risk factor for CVD and all-cause mortality, similar data from the developing world is unavailable.

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