Race and socioeconomic status in hypertension and renal disease

T. V. Perneger, Michael John Klag, P. K. Whelton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Publications within the past year have added to our understanding of the relationships between race, socioeconomic status, hypertension, and renal disease. The catalog of racial differences in hypertension and renal disease has been enriched on several accounts. Some of these differences can be explained by specific intervening variables, but others remain attributed to race itself. Unfortunately, what 'race' actually represents is still subject to debate. This debate should be encouraged, because the lack of a clear concept of race hinders research in this area. The main new finding of the year may be a confirmation by several studies that low socioeconomic status is an independent risk factor for end-stage renal disease, regardless of race. Research explaining the mechanisms by which poverty affects the risk of kidney failure is urgently needed, as some of these mechanisms may lend themselves to preventive intervention. Interventions aimed at improving the serious socioeconomic consequences of treated end-stage renal disease are also receiving increasing attention, and have been shown to improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Renal Hypertension
Social Class
Chronic Kidney Failure
Poverty
Research
Renal Insufficiency
Publications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Cite this

Race and socioeconomic status in hypertension and renal disease. / Perneger, T. V.; Klag, Michael John; Whelton, P. K.

In: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1995, p. 235-239.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{98743e87905f4b019bf3de774c65bbcd,
title = "Race and socioeconomic status in hypertension and renal disease",
abstract = "Publications within the past year have added to our understanding of the relationships between race, socioeconomic status, hypertension, and renal disease. The catalog of racial differences in hypertension and renal disease has been enriched on several accounts. Some of these differences can be explained by specific intervening variables, but others remain attributed to race itself. Unfortunately, what 'race' actually represents is still subject to debate. This debate should be encouraged, because the lack of a clear concept of race hinders research in this area. The main new finding of the year may be a confirmation by several studies that low socioeconomic status is an independent risk factor for end-stage renal disease, regardless of race. Research explaining the mechanisms by which poverty affects the risk of kidney failure is urgently needed, as some of these mechanisms may lend themselves to preventive intervention. Interventions aimed at improving the serious socioeconomic consequences of treated end-stage renal disease are also receiving increasing attention, and have been shown to improve patient outcomes.",
author = "Perneger, {T. V.} and Klag, {Michael John} and Whelton, {P. K.}",
year = "1995",
doi = "10.1097/00041552-199505000-00006",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "4",
pages = "235--239",
journal = "Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension",
issn = "1062-4821",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Race and socioeconomic status in hypertension and renal disease

AU - Perneger, T. V.

AU - Klag, Michael John

AU - Whelton, P. K.

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - Publications within the past year have added to our understanding of the relationships between race, socioeconomic status, hypertension, and renal disease. The catalog of racial differences in hypertension and renal disease has been enriched on several accounts. Some of these differences can be explained by specific intervening variables, but others remain attributed to race itself. Unfortunately, what 'race' actually represents is still subject to debate. This debate should be encouraged, because the lack of a clear concept of race hinders research in this area. The main new finding of the year may be a confirmation by several studies that low socioeconomic status is an independent risk factor for end-stage renal disease, regardless of race. Research explaining the mechanisms by which poverty affects the risk of kidney failure is urgently needed, as some of these mechanisms may lend themselves to preventive intervention. Interventions aimed at improving the serious socioeconomic consequences of treated end-stage renal disease are also receiving increasing attention, and have been shown to improve patient outcomes.

AB - Publications within the past year have added to our understanding of the relationships between race, socioeconomic status, hypertension, and renal disease. The catalog of racial differences in hypertension and renal disease has been enriched on several accounts. Some of these differences can be explained by specific intervening variables, but others remain attributed to race itself. Unfortunately, what 'race' actually represents is still subject to debate. This debate should be encouraged, because the lack of a clear concept of race hinders research in this area. The main new finding of the year may be a confirmation by several studies that low socioeconomic status is an independent risk factor for end-stage renal disease, regardless of race. Research explaining the mechanisms by which poverty affects the risk of kidney failure is urgently needed, as some of these mechanisms may lend themselves to preventive intervention. Interventions aimed at improving the serious socioeconomic consequences of treated end-stage renal disease are also receiving increasing attention, and have been shown to improve patient outcomes.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029014830&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029014830&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/00041552-199505000-00006

DO - 10.1097/00041552-199505000-00006

M3 - Article

C2 - 7648218

AN - SCOPUS:0029014830

VL - 4

SP - 235

EP - 239

JO - Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

JF - Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

SN - 1062-4821

IS - 3

ER -