About 1 in 10 people have some degree of CKD worldwide.
You are in a high risk group if you are:
- have diabetes (see map of diabetes prevalence worldwide)
- have anemia
- have high blood pressure
- have a family history of kidney failure
- are older
- belong to a population group that has a high rate of diabetes or high blood pressure, such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians.
Other facts about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD):
- It is estimated that about 1 in 5 men and 1 in 4 women between the ages of 65 and 74, and 50% of people aged 75 or more have CKD.
- Kidney disease causes hypertension, which affects 80% of kidney patients.
- Kidney disease also accelerates the progression of heart disease and increases the risk of heart attacks and heart-related death.
- Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
Kidney failure interferes with your body’s natural immunity, making it easier for you to get some types of diseases like hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS.
What causes CKD?
67% – diabetes and high blood preassure, 33% – other facts.
IDF diabetes atlas, 2016