Hicken et al. find neighborhood social context affects black kidney patients
"Researchers Publish Findings on Study of How Living Conditions Affect Black Kidney Patients" - National Kidney Foundation. 1/14/2019.
A team of five researchers published a new study in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) that suggests kidney health for black patients may depend on where they live.
Their study that looked at 10 years of data on thousands of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) draws a possible connection for the rate of decline in kidney health over time for black people living in neighborhoods with more social problems than other communities.