Journal article

Association between body mass index and chronic kidney disease in men and women: population-based study of Malay adults in Singapore

Anoop Shankar, Chenlei Leng, Kee Seng Chia, David Koh, E Shyong Tai, Seang Mei Saw, Su Chi Lim, Tien Yin Wong

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In contrast to previous studies from western populations, studies from Japan reported a positive association between body mass index (BMI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) among men but not women. In this context, we examined the relationship between BMI and CKD, by gender, in a study of Malay adults from Singapore. METHODS: This was a population-based cross-sectional sample of adults (n = 2783, 53% women, aged 49-80 years), free of clinical cardiovascular disease. The outcome of interest was presence of CKD [estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 mL/min per 1.73 m(2) (n = 517)]. The statistical methods used were logistic and nonparametric logistic regressions. RESULTS: ..

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