Addressing the Leading Causes of Death in Licking County

Kidney Disease Death Rate

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Why Is This Important?

The number of American adults who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) is now estimated to be 37 million – that’s one out of every seven or 15 percent of the adult population – according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (National Kidney Foundation)

Story Behind the Curve

The higher estimate in the number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease, versus statistics reported in previous years, is due to several factors including an aging population and increased prevalence of risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the CDC.

Approximately 90 percent of people who have CKD are not even aware of it. In fact, one of every two people with very low kidney function, and who are not on dialysis, don’t know they have CKD. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) estimates that one of every three adults – some 80 million people – is at risk for CKD. It is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more people than breast cancer or prostate cancer, according to the CDC. 

The kidney disease death rate for 2017 in Ohio was 15.0 per 100,000 and the U.S. rate was 13.0

What We Do
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