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Kidney failure rates soar among Malays here

This could be because more are suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, says doctor

Kidney failure rates soar among Malays here
Madam Zaiton Ahmad, undergoing dialysis here, lost the use of her kidneys five years ago. She knew she had diabetes and high blood pressure only when she had a stroke in 2003. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Salma Khalik
Senior Health Correspondent

Kidney failure rates are shooting up among Malays here, with their risk - already higher than the other races - going up by 50 per cent over the past decade.