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 and Centers for Disease Control data that one in seven American adults have chronic kidney disease.


 

Almost 15,000 people are on dialysis in Michigan.

- Source: Midwest Kidney Network 11

 

As of April 1, 2019, more than 2,300 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.