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Kidney Disease

Data are for the U.S.


  • Number of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 4.5 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 1.9%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-4b, A-4c [PDF - 230 KB]


  • Number of deaths from nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 47,112
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.9
  • Cause of death rank: 9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]