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Kidney disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia

Posted on: 31 July, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 3, July 2017 – September 2017
Related to Kidney health Remote Rural

McDonald S, Hoy W (2017)
Kidney disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia
In: García-García G, Agodoa LY, Norris Keith C, eds. Chronic kidney disease in disadvantaged populations. London: Academic Press: 167-180

This book chapter provides an overview of kidney disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Topics covered in the chapter include:

  • rates of chronic kidney disease
  • rates of end-stage kidney disease
  • causes of the excess risk of kidney disease
  • evidence from community-based screening and treatment programs
  • national barriers to effective treatment and secondary prevention
  • treatment patterns of renal replacement therapy and peritoneal dialysis.

Abstract adapted from authors