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Education and screening for chronic kidney disease in Indian youth: pilot program results

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Education and screening for chronic kidney disease in Indian youth: pilot program results
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International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/ijnrd.s128417
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Panduranga S Rao, Julie A Wright Nunes, Brenda W Gillespie, Rachel L Perlman, Rajan Ravichandran

Abstract

There is a paucity of information on kidney education and screening programs in Indian youth. Participants (n=2,158) from Chennai colleges were educated about the kidneys and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and screened in a pilot program from April to May 2013. This entailed: 1) a presentation and educational video and 2) an on-site assessment of weight, blood pressure, and demographic information. Urinalysis (UA) kits were distributed and returned in ≤48 hours. We examined participant characteristics and their association with dipstick proteinuria using logistic regression. The mean (standard deviation [SD]) age was 18.9 (1.6) years, and 1,451 (68%) were men. Mean (SD) body mass index (BMI) was 21.9 (4.3) kg/m(2); 745 (36%) had a BMI consistent with being overweight or obese. Mean (SD) systolic blood pressure (SBP) was 118.7 (13.1) mm Hg, and 94 (5%) of the participants had SBP ≥140. Mean (SD) diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was 70.9 (11.4) mm Hg, with 119 participants (6%) having ≥90 mm Hg. A total of 136 participants had glycosuria (UA≥1+) and 120 (6%) had proteinuria (UA≥1+). In unadjusted analyses, sex (odds ratio [OR]=1.64 [confidence interval, CI 1.06-2.55]; p=0.026 men vs. women) and age (OR=1.13 per year [CI 1.01-1.26]; p=0.032) were significantly associated with proteinuria. In the analysis adjusted for age, sex, SBP, DBP, glycosuria, and BMI, age remained independently associated with higher odds for proteinuria (OR=1.14 per year [1.02-1.29]; p=0.026). Males showed a trend of higher risk compared with women (OR=1.57 [CI 1.00-2.50]; p=0.051). This education and screening pilot program in a population of college students offers unique opportunities for identification, education, and early intervention for CKD.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 25%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Unspecified 3 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 8%
Other 0 0%

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