High rates of albuminuria but not of low eGFR in urban Indigenous Australians: The DRUID Study

Louise Maple-Brown, Joan Cunningham, Allison Hodge, Tarun Weeramanthri, Terry Dunbar, Paul Lawton, Paul Zimmet, Steven Chadban, Kevan Polkinghorne, Jonathan Shaw, Kerin O'Dea

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Indigenous Australians have an incidence of end stage kidney disease 8-10 times higher than non-Indigenous Australians. The majority of research studies concerning Indigenous Australians have been performed in rural or remote regions, whilst the majority of Indigenous Australians actually live in urban settings. We studied prevalence and factors associated with markers of kidney disease in an urban Indigenous Australian cohort, and compared results with those for the general Australian population.
Original languageEnglish
Article number346
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalBMC Public Health
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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