Kidney Disease Facts

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One in seven Michigan adults, or more than 1 million people, have chronic kidney disease and most don't know it.

- Source: Calculation based on Michigan census population (2010 US Census Bureau) and Centers for Disease Control data that one in seven American adults have chronic kidney disease (CDC in the US 2019).


 

Almost 15,000 people are on dialysis in Michigan.

- Source: Midwest Kidney Network 11

 

As of April 1, 2020, more than 2,200 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list.

- Source: Gift of Life Michigan

 

One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease.

- Source: Centers for Disease Control

 

In 2017, diabetes and high blood pressure caused 72% of all kidney failure cases in Michigan.

- Source: Dr. Silas Norman; University of Michigan Medicine

 

Many people with kidney disease do not know they have it until they are in the later stages.

- Source: Saran R, Robinson B, Abbott KC, et al. USRDS 2016 Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017;69(3S1):A7-A8.

 

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.

- Source: Xu et al., 2015

 

In 2015, nearly 50,000 Americans died from kidney disease. In Michigan, 1,921 people died from kidney disease in 2015.

- Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2017

 

Kidney disease is the 7th leading cause of death in the state of Michigan.

- Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2015 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2017


 

Note: First and third image on this page courtesy of Hassan N. Ibrahim, MD, MS.