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Simple Model to Predict Chronic Kidney Disease

cs, but also in public health initiatives and education programs. The scoring algorithm will be posted on medical information Web sites for public use, including the UNC Kidney Center Web site, to make people more familiar with associated risk factors and to increase awareness of this serious disease.

Get scored on your risk for chronic kidney disease! Find out if you might have silent chronic kidney disease now. Check each statement that is true for you. If a statement is not true or you are not sure, put a zero. Then add up all the points for a total.

Age:
-I am between 50 and 59 years of age.
if yes, score 2: ______

-I am between 60 and 69 years of age.
if yes, score 3: ______

-I am 70 years old or older.
if yes, score 4: ______

I am a woman.
if yes, score 1: ______

I had/have anemia.
if yes, score 1: ______

I have high blood pressure.
if yes, score 1: ______

I am diabetic.
if yes, score 1; ______

I have a history of heart attack or stroke.
if yes, score 1: ______

I have a history of congestive heart failure or heart failure.
if yes, score 1: ______

I have circulation disease in my legs.
if yes, score 1: ______
I have protein in my urine.
if yes, score 1: ______

Total ______

If you scored four or more points, you have a one in five chance of having chronic kidney disease. At your next doctor's visit, a simple blood test should be checked. Only a professional health-care provider can determine for sure if you have kidney disease. If you scored between zero and three points, you probably do not have kidney disease now, but at least once a year, you should take this survey.

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