CDC's Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative Announces the Launch of Its New Surveillance System Web Site
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Initiative announces the launch of the new CKD Surveillance System Web site, www.cdc.gov/ckd/surveillance, which provides fast facts and surveillance trends. Be sure to share this useful resource with your colleagues and partners.
CKD, which affects 26 million Americans, is a condition in which the kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as possible. CKD is a progressive disease that can lead to complications, including kidney failure, if it is not treated. Adults with diabetes or hypertension are at an increased risk of developing CKD.
The CKD Surveillance System documents the burden of CKD and its risk factors in the United States population over time and tracks the progress of efforts to prevent, detect, and manage CKD. Some of the features of the new web site include:
- Separate gateways for CKD surveillance topics and ability to search by topic.
- Customizable graphics and maps of CKD surveillance data.
- An interactive application to view U.S. trends by age, sex, or race.
- Access to fast facts and U.S. data tables.
- Downloadable charts that can be used in grant applications, reports, articles, and publications.
- Data for monitoring trends in health consequences of CKD and health care capacity.
- Data for monitoring progress toward Healthy People 2020 kidney disease objectives.
- Largest comprehensive collection of CKD data.
- Resources that can be used for targeted patient and provider education.
- National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2010.
CDC, through its Division of Diabetes Translation, leads the CKD Initiative. This effort is designed to provide comprehensive public health strategies for promoting kidney health. These strategies seek to prevent and control risk factors for CKD, to raise awareness, to promote early diagnosis, and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those living with CKD.