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THE IMPACT OF LIFESTYLE DECISIONS THAT CAUSE END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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Thesis

By: Laquita Hailey
Professor: Cornelius Cash, PH.D., MBA

American InterContinental University
6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody RD
500 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328

June 18, 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT
Chapter 1 – Introduction……………………………………………………………………4 Background and Problem………………………………………………………… 4 Statement of Problem……………………………………………………………….4 Purpose of Study……………………………………………………………………4 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………………………4 Research Hypothesis………………………………………………………………4 Importance of the Study……………………………………………………………4 Scope of Study……………………………………………………………………….5 Definition of Terms…………………………………………………………………..5 Summary & Organization of the Remaining Chapters………………………..5 Chapter 2- Review of Related Literature…………………………………………………5 Chapter 3- Methodology…………………………………………………………………….7 Least Square Regression Analysis……………………………………………….9 Chapter 4- Analysis and Results………………………………………………………….8 Chapter 5- Conclusion, Limitations, and Recommendations……………………….8 References/Bibliography…………………………………………………………10 Abstract

This paper will discuss end stage renal disease in African American Males and show how lifestyles of alcoholism play a large part in end stage renal disease. End-stage renal disease is a complete or near complete failure of the kidneys to function and to excrete wastes, concentrates urine, and regulates electrolytes. I hope to leave the reader with an understanding of end-stage renal disease in African American Males and the effect of their lifestyle choices. Chapter 1

Background and Problems
End-stage renal disease in African American males is possibly caused by the lifestyle that they have chosen. Which may include the use of alcohol for long periods of time? Alcoholism can be shown as an indirect cause of end-stage renal disease in African American males. Statement of the Problem

The reason for this thesis is to show how lifestyles such as the frequent use of alcohol can possibly cause end-stage renal disease in African American males. I will look at the type of alcohol that has been consumed and the frequency of alcohol consummation. Purpose of the Study

My purpose for doing this study is to find out how a lifestyle of alcoholism causes End-stage renal disease in African American males. Theoretical Framework
My assumption is that a lifestyle of alcoholism and drug abuse is a cause of end-stage renal disease in African American Males. Research Hypothesis
My research hypothesis is that alcoholism and drug abuse is a cause of end-stage renal disease in African American males. This is because of the lifestyle that they chose. Importance of Study

The importance of this study is to show how alcoholism and drug abuse plays a part in end-stage-renal disease in African American males.

Scope of Study
My scope of study is limited to African American males in a particular county such as Dekalb County. Definition of Terms
▪ End-stage renal- disease is a complete or near complete failure of the kidneys to function and to excrete wastes, concentrates urine, and regulates electrolytes. ▪ Alcoholism- is an excessive consumption of and psychophysiological dependence on alcoholic beverages. ▪ Lifestyle- is a way of life that reflects an individual preference

Summary & Organization of the Remaining Chapters
This mini thesis will be arranged in the following order. In chapter two I will go into more details concerning end-stage renal disease and alcohol abuse. Chapter three will give my methodology in researching my hypothesis for this mini thesis. Chapter four will deal with the analysis and results of the research that has been done on my study. Chapter five will deal with the...
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