- Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States.
- Kidneys can become damaged by diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and other causes, leading to a condition called chronic kidney disease.
- Health professionals can improve patient outcomes [PDF-3.7MB]by using strategies outlined in CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative [PDF-1.4MB].
Leading Causes of Death
- Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality
- Deaths and mortality
- Deaths: Final Data for 2014[PDF - 4.4 MB]
- Deaths: Leading Causes for 2014[PDF - 3.5 MB]
- Deaths, percent of total deaths, and death rates for the 15 leading causes of death: United States and each State
- How Does Cause of Death Contribute to the Hispanic Mortality Advantage in the United States?
- Leading Causes of Death Contributing to the Decrease in the Gap in Life Expectancy Between the Black and White Populations in the United States, 1999-2013
- Mortality in the United States, 2014