NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.27, pp.146-151, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
children, chronic kidney disease, epidemiology, hypertension, obesity, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, GLOMERULAR-FILTRATION RATE, PLASMA CREATININE, ITALKID PROJECT, FAILURE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PROGRESSION, PROTEINURIA, ADOLESCENTS, OUTCOMES
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background. Data on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is a serious health problem and refers to a condition related to irreversible kidney damage that further progress to end-stage renal disease in children, are insufficient and data that are available were based on hospital records. The aim of this nationwide, population-based field study was to determine the prevalence of CKD in children in Turkey and to evaluate the association between CKD and possible risk factors such as obesity and hypertension.