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Chronic Kidney Disease

This page is being developed to feature links of interest to renal professionals. There will be some crossover of content with links found on the "CKD resources for patients" page.

CDC Releases New Estimates of CKD in the US

CDC’s March 2 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Vol. 56, No. 8) details the prevalence of CKD and associated risk factors in the United States from 1999-2004. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the report estimates that 16.8% of the U.S. population over the age of 20 had CKD, compared with 14.5% from 1988-1994. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease had a greater prevalence of CKD compared to people without those conditions. CKD prevalence was also greater in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican Americans compared to non-Hispanic whites. Click here to read the full report on the CDC website. (Link opens in a new browser.)

GFR Calculator

The link below will direct you to the NKDEP calculator which provides a convenient way to determine an individual patient's renal status. (Link opens in a new browser.)

go to GFR calculatr

Tools Available from the National Kidney Foundation

Kidney Learning System (Link opens in a new browser.)

Clinical Tools (Link opens in a new browser.)