In young Black or Hispanic adults with CKD, a higher incidence was found for cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, according to a study published in Kidney360. Alexander J. Kula, MD, and colleagues examined participants aged 21 40 (N=317) enrolled in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. CKD progression (>50% decline in eGFR from baseline or ESKD) and CV events or death (first incidence of myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke or death) were the primary outcomes. The study team observed that CV risk factors were higher in Black and Hispanic participants. In addition, higher rates of CKD progression (125 vs 59/1,000 person-years), heart failure (17.5 vs 5.1/1,000 person-years), and all-cause mortality (15.2 vs 7.1/1,000 person-years) were found in Black and Hispanic participants. “Future strategies to ameliorate the racial and ethnic inequality in health outcomes earlier in life for patients with CKD should be prioritized,” the study authors wrote.