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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a condition in which your kidneys are damaged and cannot filter blood as well as healthy kidneys.
1 in 10 people have Chronic Kidney Disease
Adults With diabetes or high blood pressure have a higher risk of developing CKD
Most people with CKD are not aware of their disease and do not seek appropriate treatment
The only way to find out for sure whether you have CKD is through specifc blood and urine tests

Emerging Topics

Surveillance investigators identify topics where new evidence is emerging.

Healthy People 2020

Healthy People 2020 provides national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Fourteen (14) objectives focus on kidney disease, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Several indicators from the CKD Surveillance System provide related information for these objectives.

View Surveillance System Indicators related to Healthy People 2020 objectives

Healthy People 2020

National CKD Fact Sheet 2014

View national estimates and general information regarding CKD in the United States.

CKD Initiative

The Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative is designed to provide comprehensive public health strategies for promoting kidney health.
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CKD Surveillance Website Introduction

General image to accompany the project introduction video on YouTube link Watch a brief video introduction to the CKD Surveillance system website.
Unfamiliar term or acronym? See the Glossary.

Suggested Citation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System—United States.

Patient-Focused Information

Patient Focus - Hands image The information on this site is designed to provide a picture of CKD in the country and reports aggregate data on various groups of people in the United States.

Information for people living with kidney disease, or at risk of developing kidney disease, and their friends and family members is available from the National Kidney Disease Education Program.