QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Kidney Disease, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, July–December 2020

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The figure is a bar chart illustrating the percentage of adults in the United States aged ≥18 years with kidney disease, by age group and sex during July–December, 2020, according to the National Health Interview Survey.

* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.

Based on an affirmative response to the survey question, “Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had weak or failing kidneys?” Because data are self-reported and not based on clinical diagnosis, prevalence estimates might differ from other published sources of kidney disease data.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.

During July–December 2020, 3.1% of adults aged ≥18 years had kidney disease. The prevalence of kidney disease increased with age, from 1.1% among adults aged 18–44 years to 3.1% among those aged 45–64 years and to 7.1% among those aged ≥65 years. Among adults aged ≥65 years, a higher percentage of men had kidney disease (8.3%) compared with women (6.1%). No significant differences were observed by sex for adults aged 18–44 years (0.9% for men versus 1.3% for women) and those aged 45–64 years (2.9% for men versus 3.3% for women).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

Reported by: Julie D. Weeks, PhD, jweeks@cdc.gov, 301-458-4562; Nazik Elgaddal, MS.

For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Kidney Disease, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, July–December 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:363. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7109a5.

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