Chronic kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Most of the global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). As a result of rapid urbanization in LMICs, a growing number of populations are exposed to numerous environmental toxins, high infectious disease burdens and increasing rates of noncommunicable diseases. For CKD, this portends a high prevalence related to numerous etiologies, and it presents unique challenges. A better understanding of the epidemiology of CKD in LMICs is urgently needed, but this must be coupled with strong public advocacy and broad, collaborative public health efforts that address environmental, communicable, and non-communicable risk factors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stanifer, JW; Muiru, A; Jafar, TH; Patel, UD

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 868 - 874

PubMed ID

  • 27217391

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4876969

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-2385

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ndt/gfv466


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England