Bock F, Stewart TG, Robinson-Cohen C, Morse J, Kabagambe EK, Cavanaugh KL, Birdwell KA, Hung AM, Abdel-Kader K, Siew ED, Akwo EA, Blot WJ, Ikizler TA, Lipworth L. Racial disparities in end-stage renal disease in a high-risk population: the Southern Community Cohort Study. BMC nephrology. 2019 Dec 7;20(20). 308 p. PMID: 31390993 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6686512
The Southern Community Cohort Study is a prospective study of low socioeconomic status (SES) blacks and whites from the southeastern US, where the burden of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and its risk factors are high. We tested whether the 2.4-fold elevated risk of ESRD we previously observed in blacks compared to whites was explained by differences in baseline kidney function.