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Health-Risk Factors and the Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease: Cross-Sectional Findings from a National Cohort of 87,143 Thai Open University Students**

Thawornchaisit, Prasutr; Looze, Ferdinandus de; Reid, Christopher M; Tran, ThanhTam; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Sleigh, Adrian


BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is becoming a major health challenge worldwide as its aetiology has transferred from predominantly infectious disease to emerging chronic diseases, especially diabetes and hypertension. A rapid health-risk transition driven by economic development is transforming Thailand which is now becoming an ageing country where chronic diseases are a major health burden. METHODS: This study used the 2005 baseline cross-sectional dataset of 87 143 Thai Cohort...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Journal of Health Science
DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v7n5p59


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