Estimating lifetime risk of chronic kidney disease

07/30/2013 | American Journal of Kidney Diseases

In investigating the rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the U.S. population, the authors found that, from birth, the overall lifetime risks of CKD stages 3a+, 3b+, 4+ and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were 59.1%, 33.6%, 11.5% and 3.6%, respectively, indicating that reaching an eGFR below 60 mL/min per 1.73m2 is the rule rather than the exception among the elderly. Particularly notable, is that ESRD risk was 8% among African-Americans.

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