Prevalence and Risk Factors for CKD Among Brickmaking Workers in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua

Publication date: Available online 27 February 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Lyanne Gallo-Ruiz, Caryn M. Sennett, Mauricio Sánchez-Delgado, Ana García-Urbina, Tania Gámez-Altamirano, Komal Basra, Rebecca L. Laws, Juan José Amador, Damaris Lopez-Pilarte, Yorghos Tripodis, Daniel R. Brooks, Michael D. McClean, Joseph Kupferman, David Friedman, Aurora Aragón, Marvin González-Quiroz, Madeleine K. ScammellRationale &ObjectiveIn Central America, there is a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) of nontraditional etiology often observed among agricultural workers. Few studies have assessed CKD prevalence among workers in nonagricultural occupations, which was the objective of this investigation.Study DesignProspective cohort study.Setting &ParticipantsMale and female workers (n = 224) employed by artisanal brickmaking facilities in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.PredictorsAge, sex, education, smoking status, body mass index, alcohol consumption, water consumption, first-degree relative(s) with CKD, years worked, hours worked per week, job category, study visit (baseline and follow-up), and self-reported hypertension and diabetes.OutcomesCKD defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

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