Table 3

Primary reasons for recommending referral to a nephrology service (n = 103)

Reasonn (%)
GFR decline >10 ml/min/1.73m2 over 5 years69 (67)
GFR decline >5 ml/min/1.73m2 in 1 year16 (15.5)
Proteinuria13 (12.6)
Complications of CKD1(1.0)
Progression to CKD stage 4 or 54 (3.9)
  • CKD = chronic kidney disease. GFR = glomerular filtration rate.