• More than 1 in 7 US adults–about 35.5 million people, or 14%–are estimated to have CKD.
• As many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have it.
• About 1 in 3 adults with severe CKD do not know they have CKD.
Early kidney disease has no signs or symptoms. Kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races. African Americans, Hispanics, and Native American tend to have a greater risk for kidney failure. This is mostly due to higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure. High Blood pressure and Diabetes are the two main causes of kidney disease. Know the warning signs of kidney disease and get tested.
Kidney Disease is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.More than 20 million Americans are at risk of developing it and don’t know it. The number of kidney failure cases in the U.S. has more than tripled since 1990 and is expected to grow because of an aging population.