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Chronic kidney disease affects approximately 10% of the population of New Zealand, with a higher prevalence among Māori. It is a silent condition but it can be readily detected with eGFR and urinalysis. Early intervention allows the opportunity to slow progression to end-stage renal disease and reduce cardiovascular risk.
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