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How many people are diagnosed with kidney disease each year in america?

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Dr. James Leaming
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Millions affected: 4.5 million adults are estimated to have diagnosed kidney disease in the United States alone.
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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 46 years experience
Enter an ansDwer sum: ~31 million american adults are living with chronic kidney disease (ckd). The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is increasing: about 25% of the population over age 60 but <1% of the population ages 20-39. The incidence of new cases per year: ~5% of population over age 60 and <1% younger age group.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2020
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