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Adv Ren Replace Ther. 2004 Jan;11(1):59-65.

Research opportunities for reducing racial disparities in kidney disease.

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National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 625, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.


Several minority populations in the United States have higher risks for end-stage renal disease than does the white population. This article addresses some areas for research aimed at reducing the disproportionate risks. Four general areas are considered: health services, risk factors and causative agents, clinical trials, and awareness campaigns.

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