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Hazards of poor renal function are independent of diabetes and hypertension

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6602 (Published 03 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6602

Poor renal function is a risk factor for death, cardiovascular death, and end stage renal disease. Risks rise as estimated glomerular filtration rates fall. They rise faster in adults with proteinuria.

These hazards are about the same for people with and without diabetes, according to a …

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