KIDNEY STORIES: KIDNEY DISEASE BY THE NUMBERS

KIDNEY DISEASE BY THE NUMBERS

FROM THE NATIONAL KIDNEY DISEASE FOUNDATION

 

  • 26 MILLION ADULTS AR ESTIMATED TO HAVE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE(CKD); MOST DON’T KNOW THEY HAVE IT BECAUSE EARLY SIGNS ARE OFTEN MISSED

 

  • 2,492,040 MEDICARE PATIENTS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE CKD, BUT NOT KIDNEY FAILURE

 

  • 594, 374 AMERICANS HAVE IRREVERSIBLE KIDNEY FAILURE OR END STAGE RENAL DISEASE (ESRD) AND REQUIRE DIALYSIS OR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT TO SURVIVE

 

  • 415,013 ESRD PATIENTS RECEIVE DIALYSIS 3 TIMES PER WEEK TO REPLACE KIDNEY FUNCTION (USUALLY 4 HOURS AT A TIME, MY ADDITION)

 

  • 179, 631 AMERICANS LIVE WITH A FUNCTIONING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

 

  • 87,460 PERSONS WITH ESRD DIE ANNUALLY

 

  • 16,485 AMERICANS RECEIVED A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IN 2012

 

  • 95,474 AMERICANS WERE ON THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST AS OF MARCH 8, 2013

 

  • OF ESRD PATIENTS, 40% HAD A PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETES, THE LEADING CAUSE OF ESRD
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