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Clinical Research: Prevalence of CKD and association with cardiovascular risk factors among teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa

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image RazeenName: Mogamat Razeen Davids

Hospital / Affiliation: Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital

Home Country: South Africa

Host Country: Toronto (2000-2001)

Year: Started in 2010 

Status of your program: COMPLETED

 

 Title of the project:

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and association with cardiovascular risk factors
among teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa

Topic: 

Chronic Kidney Disease 

 

Short description of the project or abstract:

In a cross-sectional survey of teachers we captured data on demographics, CVD risk factors, anthropometry and blood pressure. Serum glucose, creatinine, cholesterol, and urine protein/creatinine ratio was measured.
The prevalence of CKD was 6.1% using the CKD-EPI equation and 10.0% with the MDRD equation. CKD was associated with the presence of diabetes and higher diastolic blood pressures.

 

Learning or Research objectives:

In this study which involved a population of young, working individuals CKD was common, clinically silent, and associated with cardiovascular risk factors. There is thus a substantial burden of disease from CKD in South Africa which will require considerable resources to manage.

 

Additional Info

  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Completed
  • Region: Africa
  • Country: South Africa
  • Topics: CKD
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