Renal failure deaths and their risk factors in India 2001–13

Nationally representative estimates from the Million Death Study


A new CGHR publication in The Lancet Global Health investigates changes in adult renal failure mortality and its key risk factors in India.

“Renal failure is an important and growing cause of premature adult mortality in India, driven by the rising prevalence of poorly treated diabetes, especially in urban areas. Access to dialysis and transplantation is poor and not commensurate with the large and rising burden of renal disease. Greater priority should be given to addressing renal failure as well as access to preventive and treatment services, including for diabetes, in India and other comparable middle-income countries.”

Read the whole article here.