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Community Study to estimate the GRF in rural population

Author : Sebastian Abraham, Chitra Kuriakose

Systemic hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease. The current study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of systemic hypertension, diabetes mellitus and proteinuria and GFR status in a population in Ernakulam. 519 subjects were screened using a questionnaire which chronicled the population demographics, education, occupation, diet, salt intake, smoking and alcohol intake habits, physical activity, past medical history, current treatment. The awareness questionnaire was filled chronicling the response of the subjects in the form. The prevalence of diabetes was 17.6% in our study. .Microalbuminuria was reported in 24% males were observed to have a higher eGRF as compared to females (73.58 22.67 vs 55.5913.5). 43% of the study population had eGFR < 60 ml/1.73m2. Awareness regarding the need for regular monitoring of blood pressure and blood glucose is low in our population


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