Chronic renal disease in children aged 5-18 years: a population-based survey in Turkey, the CREDIT-C study

Soylemezoglu O., DÜZOVA A. , Yalcinkaya F., Arinsoy T., SÜLEYMANLAR G.

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.27, pp.146-151, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfs366
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-151


Background. Data on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is a serious health problem and refers to a condition related to irreversible kidney damage that further progress to end-stage renal disease in children, are insufficient and data that are available were based on hospital records. The aim of this nationwide, population-based field study was to determine the prevalence of CKD in children in Turkey and to evaluate the association between CKD and possible risk factors such as obesity and hypertension.