Aims & objectives of ARDAC

The aims of the ARDAC Study are:

  • To determine the prevalence of persistent risk factors for chronic kidney and heart disease in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and young people
  • To determine whether the increased risk of chronic kidney and heart disease found in Aboriginal Australian adults is evident in Aboriginal children by a higher risk for the early markers of these chronic diseases

We screen for the early markers of these chronic diseases by measuring:

  • height
  • weight
  • body mass index (BMI)
  • blood pressure
  • waist circumference
  • and testing a urine sample