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Kidney Health Risk Assessment at Asian American Center of Frederick Community Health Fair
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This free assessment from the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and
Delaware (NKF-MD-DE) uses a simple Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation, blood
pressure measurement and a short questionnaire to make participants aware of
their risk factors for chronic kidney disease.
Participants will receive brief consultations with physicians and dietitians
to learn about kidney disease, as well as general nutrition and wellness
guidelines. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org or
call 410.494.4545 to speak with Jessica Quintilian, associate executive
People of Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for
developing kidney disease. The risk of diabetes is 18 percent higher among
Asian Americans than white Americans, and diabetes is the leading cause of
kidney disease and kidney failure.
Although 30 million people are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease
(CKD), 96 percent of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t
even know they have CKD. In fact, 25 percent of the 1,170 people screened in
2016 by NKF-MD-DE demonstrated significant results.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and
longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and
treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.