‘Kidney diseases eighth biggest killers of women'

Published: March 9, 2018
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PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: Chronic diseases of kidney are the eighth biggest cause of women’s death all over the world, claiming over 600,000 lives year. Approximately 195 million women are affected by chronic kidney diseases worldwide, according to figures and statistics provided by the International Society for Nephrology (ISN) and International Federation of Kidney Foundation.

This was stated during a ceremony on Thursday at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) to mark World Kidney Day.  SIUT organised day-long public awareness programmes at its main premises in Karachi and two other venues in Kathore and  Sukkur.

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According to experts, chronic kidney diseases are more likely to develop in women compared to men with an average 14% prevalence in women and 12% in men. The prevalence of such diseases is rising and they may affect approximately three million women in their childbearing years.

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