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January 15, 2019

Margaret Hicken et al. examine the effects of neighborhood living conditions on black people with chronic kidney disease

Margaret HickenMargaret Hicken and collaborators examined 10 years of data on thousands of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in order to study the connections between kidney health and neighborhoods. Hicken says, “It is well-documented that black adults have greater CKD compared to white adults and that, due to tremendously high levels of racial segregation in the U.S., black and white adults live in neighborhoods of very unequal quality. I am hoping that these results reinforce the need to study the role of neighborhood context when it comes to racial inequalities in CKD.”

Read more about their findings: Researchers Publish Findings on Study of How Living Conditions Affect Black Kidney Patients

Original journal article: Neighborhood Social Context and Kidney Function Over Time: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis