Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Prevalence Important Info

According to data from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
(NHANES) from 1999 to 2004, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease was
16.8 percent in the United States. Not treated or inadequately treated, CKD
can necessitate eventual dialysis or transplantation. Primary causes of CKD
are noted to be diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.[1] With the rate of
diabetes and obesity in this country increasing, it is not likely that that
we will run out of patients with CKD anytime soon

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