Chronic Kidney Disease

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Chronic kidney disease is a global health problem. According to the CDC, renal failure is the ninth leading cause of death in America. Affecting 50 million people worldwide, chronic kidney disease is deadly not only because of the number of people it affects but also because it is a silent disease, often going undiagnosed because those who have it do not usually experience symptoms—even during late stages requiring dialysis. KDSAP aims to help those who may be at increased risk for kidney disease before it is too late. This is important because the number of Americans expected to have renal failure in 2020 is 1.8 million.

As with many other health conditions, kidney disease disproportionately affects African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics. The graphics below provide information on kidney disease and the disparities within it.

Adopted from the national KDSAP website