Nephrology 5: CKD/ Diversity and Equity in Kidney Health
Anna Kuznetsova, BA (she/her/hers)
Cohen Children's Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Household food insecurity (HFI) is associated with childhood obesity, hypertension, and insulin resistance. The national school lunch program (NSLP) is a food assistance program for children which has been associated with greater adiposity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. In adults, HFI has been associated with greater odds of chronic kidney disease; this association has not been studied in children. We hypothesized that HFI and NSLP participation would be associated with greater likelihood of microalbuminuria, albuminuria, and eGFR < 90.
HFI was associated with microalbuminuria and eGFR< 90. NSLP participation was associated with microalbuminuria. CFI was not associated with kidney dysfunction. It may be beneficial to screen patients and families for HFI to identify patients at risk of kidney dysfunction.