The UK population mix of White European/ Caucasian, Black African and Caribbean and South Asian individuals is largely a reflection of fairly recent social and political events. The associations between ethnicity, social deprivation and health outcomes are well recognized and increasingly well studied. Ethnic minority groups have an increased risk of a number of the risk factors for chronic kidney disease – hypertension and diabetes mellitus – but the relationship between these and rates of chronic kidney disease and progression to end-stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy are not fully understood. The social and cultural context in which these ethnic minority groups are accessing healthcare must be recognized, studied and understood if we are to deliver equal outcomes and equity of access for all.
|Title of host publication||Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations|
|Editors||Guillermo Gracia-Garcia, Lawrence Agodoa, Keith Norris|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2017|
- Chronic kidney disease
- end stage renal disease