There is a growing body of evidence for the role of deprivation in a broad spectrum of diseases including renal disease. Deprivation has been demonstrated to be associated with poorer outcomes across a range of renal diseases including acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease and transplantation. In this issue of Clinical Kidney Journal, Hounkpatin et al. describe the association of socioeconomic deprivation with incidence, mortality and resolution of AKI in a large UK cohort. Investigating deprivation as a factor influencing either incidence or outcome of disease is challenging due to variations in measures of deprivation used and other confounding factors that may be contributing to the observed differences. In this editorial, we review the current literature examining the role of deprivation in renal disease.
- chronic renal failure
- health inequalities