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 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.