Mortality Links to eGFR and Albuminuria Are Stronger in Women

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Lower eGFR and higher albuminuria carry increased risks of death and renal failure in both sexes, but the magnitude of the associations is greater in women, reports a study in the British Medical Journal.

The meta-analysis by the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium used data on more than 2 million members of 46 cohorts. The data included nearly 1.9 million participants from general population cohorts, plus approximately 150,000 participants from high-risk cohorts and 37,000 from CKD cohorts. In addition to deaths or ESRD events, the studies included information on eGFR and urinary albumin-creatinine ratio.

In all eGFR and