What is the global prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In 2017, 697.5 million cases of CKD (all stages) were recorded worldwide, for a global prevalence of 9.1%. From 1990 to 2017, the global all-age prevalence of CKD increased 29.3%, whereas the age-standardized prevalence remained stable. Globally, 1.2 million people died from CKD in 2017. The global all-age mortality rate from CKD increased 41.5% from 1990 to 2017. Diabetic nephropathy accounted for almost a third of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) from CKD. Most of the burden of CKD was concentrated in the three lowest quintiles of the Socio-demographic index (SDI). [21]

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