The Kidney TRUST

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Facts and Stats

Did you know?

  • One in nine American adults have CKD—that’s 26 million Americans or 13 percent of the U.S. population—and most do not even know it.
  • 485,000 Americans have progressed to end stage renal disease (ESRD), requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant just to stay alive.
  • Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main risk factors for CKD. Other risk factors include: a family history of kidney disease, over age 60 and being African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Native American.
  • Diabetes affects nearly 21 million Americans and within this group over 6 million who have diabetes do not even know it. Between 10-20 percent of all people with diabetes have kidney damage.
  • People with diabetes are 3 times more likely to have high blood pressure. Seventy-one percent of people with diabetes also have high blood pressure and 43 percent are not treating their high blood pressure.
  • Early detection and education can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.

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