CDC Releases 2017 National CKD Fact Sheet

By ASN Staff

The 2017 National CKD Fact Sheet, to which ASN provided input, illustrates timely information, suggestions, and statistics on chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States.  The information is collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the updated fact sheet was released Tuesday, June 6. 

The following topics can be found throughout the fact sheet:

•    Risk Factors for Developing CKD
•    Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment
•    Health Problems Causes and Affected by CKD
•    Opportunities to Prevent CKD and Lower the Risk for Kidney Failure

Please click to view the full fact sheet.

CDC encourages clinicians, health care providers, public health officials and groups, and other civic groups to download and share the information freely.  CDC purposefully waives copyright restrictions to encourage greater dissemination of the information.

The fact sheet reinforces the earlier January 2017 findings in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, National Institutes of Health: Kidney Disease Research Funding and Priority Setting, that points to the inadequacies of federally funded medical research for kidney diseases in the face of a staggering burden on patients and taxpayers.

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The 2017 National CKD Fact Sheet, to which ASN provided input, illustrates timely information, suggestions, and statistics on chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States.  The information is collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the updated fact sheet was released Tuesday, June 6. 

The following topics can be found throughout the fact sheet:

•    Risk Factors for Developing CKD
•    Symptoms, Testing, and Treatment
•    Health Problems Causes and Affected by CKD
•    Opportunities to Prevent CKD and Lower the Risk for Kidney Failure

Please click to view the full fact sheet.

CDC encourages clinicians, health care providers, public health officials and groups, and other civic groups to download and share the information freely.  CDC purposefully waives copyright restrictions to encourage greater dissemination of the information.

The fact sheet reinforces the earlier January 2017 findings in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, National Institutes of Health: Kidney Disease Research Funding and Priority Setting, that points to the inadequacies of federally funded medical research for kidney diseases in the face of a staggering burden on patients and taxpayers.