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Novel Research Determines the Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease

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A new study looking at nearly three decades of data from some 54,000 people has determined that the overall prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) for several racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups in the United States has stabilized in recent years, except Mexican Americans.

Results from the research, conducted by investigators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and three medical institutions -- including Deidra Crews, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine -- were reported in the July 16, 2020, issue of JAMA Network Open.

Prevalence, as ...