Poor renal function reflects clinical risk at any age

CKD affects 10–15% of adults and the prevalence increases dramatically with age (4% at age 20–39 to 47% at age ≥70 years in the US).

The collaborative research, including the AusDiab study, revealed that low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2) and high albuminuria (>30mg albumin/1g creatinine) were associated with risk of death and end-stage renal disease regardless of age.

Controversy had previously existed about whether age modified the