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Purpose: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with increasing numbers of patients in need of
renal replacement therapy. This population-based screening is conducted to quantify the prevalence of and associated risk factors
for CKD among elderly fishing and agricultural population in Taipei, Taiwan.
Methods: Subjects (n = 3856) aged 65 years and over voluntarily admitted to a teaching hospital for a physical check-up were
collected in 2010. CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate <90 ml/min/1.73m2.
Results: Among these subjects, the prevalence rates of chronic kidney disease were 72.30%. The age specific prevalence of CKD
in 65-74 years, 75-84 years, and ≥85 years were 66.03%, 78.15% and 89.51%, respectively. From the multiple logistic regression,
male gender (OR=1.71, 95%CI: 1.42-2.07), higher plasma uric acid (OR=1.63, 95%CI: 1.53-1.74), and history of hypertension
(OR=1.32, 95%CI: 1.11-1.57) were statistical significantly related to CKD.
Conclusions: Several clinical factors independently affect the development of CKD in elderly fishing and agricultural population.
Ms. An Yi Cheng, is studying in Fu-Jen Catholic University of Institute of Public Health. Her research interests are Occupational Safety and Health,
Occupational Epidemiology, Public Health and Environmental Health.
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