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 At Risk Groups

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can affect anyone; however, some people are at an increased risk. The National Kidney Foundaton of Arizona recommends that all individuals who are at an increased risk get their kidney function tested. You are at an increased risk if you have one or more of the following characteristics:

Main Risk Factors:
  • Diabetes (self or family)
  • High blood pressure (self or family)
  • Cardiovascular disease (self or family)
  • Family history of kidney disease or diabetes or high blood pressure
Additional Risk Factors include:
  • African American heritage
  • Native American heritage
  • Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander heritage
  • Age 60 or older
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged use of over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen and naproxen
  • Lupus, other autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Low birth weight