Risk Factor and Theme: Age
About 1 in 10 people have some degree of CKD. It can develop at any age and various conditions can lead to CKD. However, CKD becomes more common with increasing age. After the age of 40, kidney filtration begins to fall by approximately 1% per year. In addition to the natural aging of the kidneys, many conditions that damage the kidneys are more common in older people including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System—United States.