2019 Montgomery Kidney Walk

Kidneys That Kare

  • More than 661,000 Americans suffer from CKD. Of these, 468,000 need an artificial kidney machine (dialysis), and approximately 193,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.
  • 30 million people or 15% of US adults are estimated to have CKD.
  • 48% of those with severely reduced kidney function but not on dialysis are not aware of having CKD.
  • Most (96%) people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD.
  • Over 11,000 Alabamians are currently on dialysis.
  • A kidney transplant is the highest need on the transplant waitlist. 1,600 Alabamians are on the waitlist and 94,000 nationwide.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney failure, accounting for 44% of the new cases each year and 35% of all cases in the U.S.
  • Uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of CKD in the U.S. accounting for about 23% of U.S. cases.More than 661,000 Americans suffer from CKD. Of these, 468,000 need an artificial kidney machine (dialysis), and approximately 193,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.30 million people or 15% of US adults are estimated to have CKD.48% of those with severely reduced kidney function but not on dialysis are not aware of having CKD.Most (96%) people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD.Over 11,000 Alabamians are currently on dialysis.A kidney transplant is the highest need on the transplant waitlist. 1,600 Alabamians are on the waitlist and 94,000 nationwide.Diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney failure, accounting for 44% of the new cases each year and 35% of all cases in the U.S.Uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of CKD in the U.S. accounting for about 23% of U.S. cases.
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