Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease:
- Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease have increased by more than 20% over the last decade according to a report by the US Renal Data System.
- Women are more likely than men to have CKD, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Most Americans do not know there is a link between high blood pressure and CKD.
- Kidney and urinary tract disease are among the costliest diseases in the United States today.
- Approximately 13% of the adult population has Chronic Kidney Disease.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 45% of new cases.
- Uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States, representing about 23% of new diagnoses.