Are You Aware? Quick Facts About Kidney Disease
Percentage of US Adults With CKD Remains at About 14%
More than 30 million adults in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2015 to 2016) show that about 14% of US adults had CKD stages 1–4,* including about 6% with reduced kidney function (stages 3 and 4). From 1999 to 2016, the percentage of adults with CKD stages 1–4 has remained relatively unchanged. Continued and improved efforts and awareness are needed to better manage risk factors for CKD, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and bring about a decline in the percentage of US adults with CKD.
*Adults aged 20 years or older with kidney damage (those having albumin in the urine) (CKD stages 1 and 2) or with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)—a measure of kidney function—between 15–59 mL/min/1.73 m2 (CKD stages 3 and 4). Estimates are not adjusted for age. The higher the stage, the more advanced the disease. Adults with CKD stage 5, that is, those with kidney failure (eGFR < 15 mL/min/1.73 m2), were excluded from this analysis.