Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
In the United States, Blacks are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality associated with chronic kidney diseases compared to Whites. While only 13% of Americans are Black, 32% of kidney failures occur among Blacks. This problem becomes even more tragic given lower access of Blacks to kidney transplantation.
Please cite this paper as: Assari S. Racial disparities in chronic kidney diseases in the United States; a pressing public health challenge with social, behavioral and medical causes. J Nephropharmacol. 2016;5(1):4-6.