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Kidney Disease

Data are for the U.S.


  • Number of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 3.9 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 1.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, tables 7, 8 [PDF - 1.3 MB]


  • 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]

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