Stanifer JW, Turner EL, Egger JR, Thielman N, Karia F, Maro V, Kilonzo K, Patel UD, Yeates K. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Northern Tanzania: A Community-Based Study. PloS one. 11(11). e0156336. PMID: 27280584 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4900616
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a leading cause of death among adults in sub-Saharan Africa, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing public health threat. Understanding knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with NCDs is vital to informing optimal policy and public health responses in the region, but few community-based assessments have been performed for CKD. To address this gap, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of adults in northern Tanzania using a validated instrument.