What are the incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among different age groups in the US?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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According to the NIDDK, the incidence of recognized CKD in people aged 20-64 years in the United States rose only slightly from 2000 – 2008 and remains less than 0.5%. [19] In contrast, the incidence in people aged 65 years or older more than doubled between 2000 and 2008, from approximately 1.8% to approximately 4.3%. [19]

The US prevalence of CKD increases dramatically with age (4% at age 29-39 y; 47% at age > 70 y), with the most rapid growth in people aged 60 years or older. In the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) study, the prevalence of stage 3 CKD in this age group rose from 18.8% during the years 1988 ̶ 1994 to 24.5% during the years 2003 – 2006. During the same period, the prevalence of CKD in people aged 20-39 years remained consistently below 0.5%. [19]

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