Low use of routine medical care among African Americans with high CKD risk: the Jackson Heart Study.

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BACKGROUND: Use of routine medical care (RMC) is advocated to address ethnic/racial disparities in chronic kidney disease (CKD) risks, but use is less frequent among African Americans. Factors associated with low RMC use among African Americans at risk of renal outcomes have not been well studied. METHODS: We examined sociodemographic, comorbidity, healthcare access, and psychosocial (discrimination, anger, stress, trust) factors associated with low RMC use in a cross-sectional study. Low RMC use was defined as lack of a physical exam within one year among participants with CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate < 60 mL/min/1.73m2 or urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio > 30 mg/g) or CKD risk factors (diabetes or hypertension). We used multivariable logistic regression to estimate the odds of low RMC use at baseline (2000-2004) for several risk factors. RESULTS: Among 3191 participants with CKD, diabetes, or hypertension, 2024 (63.4%) were ≥ 55 years of age, and 700 (21.9%) reported low RMC use. After multivariable adjustment, age < 55 years (OR 1.61 95% CI 1.31-1.98), male sex (OR 1.71; 1.41-2.07),

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Cited Authors

  • Diamantidis, CJ; Davenport, CA; Lunyera, J; Bhavsar, N; Scialla, J; Hall, R; Tyson, C; Sims, M; Strigo, T; Powe, NR; Boulware, LE

Published Date

  • January 10, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 11 -

PubMed ID

  • 30630437

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6327442

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-2369

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12882-018-1190-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England