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Kidney Disease

Data are for the U.S.


  • Number of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 4.9 million
  • Percent of adults with diagnosed kidney disease: 2.0%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-4 [PDF – 232 KB]


  • Number of deaths from nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 48,146
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 15.1
  • Cause of death rank: 9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, tables 9, 10, 11 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

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