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Nephron. 2017;136(4):292-297. doi: 10.1159/000455197. Epub 2017 Jan 27.

Risks for All-Cause Mortality: Stratified by Age, Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate and Albuminuria.

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Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.


The relative reduction of risk for all-cause mortality among the elderly has been described as attenuated compared to younger subjects, but the risk for all-cause mortality increases with age when absolute risk is considered. The objectives of the present inquiry were to calculate the relative and absolute risks of all-cause mortality based on incidence rate ratios, and summarize these risks for age, gender, and race strata. We conclude that strata-specific risk summaries are more informative than a single all-encompassing risk summary, and that gender- and race-specific strata need to be considered as well as age-specific strata. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.


Absolute risk; Incidence rate ratios; Relative risk; Serum creatinine

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