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Antecedents of renal disease in Aboriginal children and young adults (ARDAC) study

 

Overview

The Antecedents of renal disease in Aboriginal children and young adults (ARDAC) study is being carried out in a two-phase process by the Centre for Kidney Research, and involves testing Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and adolescents for markers of kidney disease.

The first phase of the ARDAC study has been completed, with no differences found in the prevalence and incidence of markers of chronic kidney disease, along with no increased risk for cardiovascular disease in Indigenous children as compared to non-Indigenous children. Researchers hypothesised that the increased risk for chronic disease seen in Indigenous adults may start to manifest in older Indigenous children and young Indigenous adults, and proposed to follow the phase one cohort for a longer time period.

This second phase study will follow the Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from the first phase study into young childhood for a further six years, with three sets of tests administered that will each be two years apart. There will also be the additional recruitment of new high school participants and other sources during the first round of testing, so as to maintain study power. These tests will aid in:

The study has a website providing information on the study, objectives, research team, data collection and publications.

Abstract adapted from the Centre for Kidney Health Research

Contacts

Centre for Kidney Research
Children's Hospital
Level 2, Cnr Hawkesbury Rd and Hainsworth St
Westmead NSW 2145
Locked Bag 4001
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Sydney NSW 2006
Ph: (02) 9845 1469
Freecall: 1800 005 846
Fax: (02) 9845 1491
Email: ardac.schn@health.nsw.gov.au

Related publications

Haysom L, Williams RE, Hodson EM, Lopez-Vargas P, Roy LP, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2009)

Cardiovascular risk factors in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a population-based study.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 45(1-2): 20-27

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson E, Lopez-Vargas P, Roy LP, Lyle D, Craig JC (2008)

Diagnostic accuracy of urine dipsticks for detecting albuminuria in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in a community setting.

Pediatric Nephrology; 24(2): 323-331

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson E, Roy LP, Lyle D, Craig JC (2007)

Early chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian children: remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage or race?.

Kidney International; 71(8): 787-794

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson EM, Lopez-Vargas PA, Roy LP, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2009)

Natural history of chronic kidney disease in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a 4-year population-based follow-up study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(6): 303-306

Haysom L, Williams R, Hodson E, Lopez-Vargas P, Roy LP, Lyle D, Craig JC (2009)

Risk of CKD in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children: a population-based cohort study.

American Journal of Kidney Diseases; 53(2): 229-237

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Last updated: 27 March 2014
 
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