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Odenigbo CU

Department of Medicine, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    The Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Apparently Healthy Retired Subjects in Asaba, Nigeria
    Author(s): Odenigbo CU*, Oguejiofor OC, Onwubuya EI and Onwukwe CH

    Background: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing globally. Studies on this subject, especially in the older age groups are difficult to come by in developing countries like Nigeria. Aim: The aim of this study, therefore, is to estimate the prevalence of CKD in retired and elderly Nigerian subjects. Subjects and Methods: A total of 170 retired subjects were recruited for the study. Anthropometric measurements were carried out and blood samples taken for serum urea and creatinine estimation. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was determined using software by Kidney Health Australia. The figures obtained thereafter were multiplied by 1.21 to accommodate for the black race. Differences between subjects were tested, using Chiâ????squared test for categorical data, while two tailed unpaired tâ????test was used.. Read More»

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