Journal article

Chronic kidney disease and socio-economic status: a cross sectional study

Rebecca E Ritte, Paul Lawton, Jaquelyne T Hughes, Federica Barzi, Alex Brown, Phillip Mills, Wendy Hoy, Kerin O'Dea, Alan Cass, Louise Maple-Brown



Objective: This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between individual-level markers of disadvantage, renal function and cardio-metabolic risk within an Indigenous population characterised by a heavy burden of chronic kidney disease and disadvantage.Design: Using data from 20 Indigenous communities across Australia, an aggregate socio-economic status (SES) score was created from individual-level socio-economic variables reported by participants. Logistic regression was used to assess the association of individual-level socio-economic variables and the SES score with kidney function (an estimated glomerular function rate (eGFR) cut-point of <60 ml/min/1.73 m2) as well as clini..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by NHMRC Australia Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The eGFR Study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Project [grants number 545202] and [grant number 1021460] and NHMRC Program [grant number 631947], Kidney Health Australia, Colonial Foundation Trust, Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation and SeaSwift, Thursday Island. LMB was supported by NHMRC Fellowship [grant number 605837] and NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship [grant number 1078477]; JH by NHMRC Scholarship [grant number 490348] and NHMRC Fellowship [grant number 1092576]; PL by NHMRC Scholarship [grant number 1038529]; Cass by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship [grant number 1027204]; RR was supported by a fellowship with a NHMRC Program [grant number 631947] and acknowledges the support and mentorship of Kevin Rowley; Hoy by an NHMRC Australia Fellowship [grant number 511081]; and AB a Charles and Sylvia Viertel Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowship. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.