A new fact sheet on chronic kidney disease with information on prevalence, health consequences and resources is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our partners. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 20 million adults in the United States, or more than 10 percent of the adult population. The fact sheet provides statistics on CKD and kidney failure by age, sex and race/ethnicity, and offers information on risk factors and treatment.
The National Chronic Kidney Disease Fact Sheet 2014 is a collaborative effort of CDC, other federal agencies, universities and nonprofit organizations that provides information for the public, kidney advocates and researchers. The fact sheet is not subject to copyright restrictions, and can be duplicated, adapted and distributed freely.
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.
For more information on the CKD Initiative and to view the fact sheet, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ckd. To learn more about CDC’s work to prevent and control diabetes, go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes.