Hypertension and kidney function in an adult population of West Bengal, India: Role of body weight, waist circumference, proteinuria and rural area living (pages 798–807)
Maurizio Gallieni, Bogdan Ene-Iordache, Angela Aiello, Benedetta Tucci, Valeria Sala, Sujit K Brahmochary Mandal, Anna Doneda, Andrea Stella, Sergio Carminati, Norberto Perico and Simonetta Genovesi
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/nep.12142
Summary at a Glance
This survey of blood pressure and renal function in West Bengal reveals high rates of hypertension associated with high body mass index, urban living, proteinuria and reduced glomerular filtration rate. Given the limited access to health care, preventive strategies assume high priority.