Chronic Kidney Disease (cont.)
How Common Is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?
Chronic kidney disease is a growing health problem in the United States. Approximately 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. The United States Renal Data Systems 2011 Annual Data Report determined that 15.1% of all adults above the age of 20 years have chronic kidney disease.
It is estimated that more than 10% of adults in the United States - more than 20 million people - may have CKD at varying levels of seriousness.
The number of transplants per year is from 15,000 to 18,000.
Kidney disease is more common among Hispanic, African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, and Native American people.
Older age, female gender, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease are associated with a higher incidence of chronic kidney disease.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014
Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
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