Association of Socioeconomic Status and CKD Among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

  • Bruce M
  • Beech B
  • Crook E
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Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) is recognized as a key social environmental factor because it has implications for access to resources that help individuals care for themselves and others. Few studies have examined the association of SES with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in high-risk populations. Study Design: Single-site longitudinal population-based cohort. Setting & Participants: Data for this study were drawn from the baseline examination of the Jackson Heart Study. The analytic cohort consisted of 3,430 African American men and women living in the tricounty region of the Jackson, MS, metropolitan area with complete data to determine CKD status. Predictor: High SES (defined as having a family income at least 3.5 times the poverty level or having at least 1 undergraduate degree). Outcomes & Measurements: CKD (defined as the presence of albuminuria or decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate [

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  • M.A. Bruce

  • B.M. Beech

  • E.D. Crook

  • M. Sims

  • S.B. Wyatt

  • M.F. Flessner

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