Percent of Population with New Cases of CKD, by Age Group
According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing most rapidly in people ages 65 and older. The incidence of recognized CKD in people ages 65 and older more than doubled between 2000 and 2008. The incidence of recognized CKD among 20- to 64-year-olds is less than 0.5%.
Percent of Population with Stage 3 CKD, by Age Group
The prevalence of CKD is growing most rapidly in people ages 60 and older. Between the 1988–1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) study and the 2003–2006 NHANES study, the prevalence of CKD in people ages 60 and older jumped from 18.8% to 24.5%. During that same period, the prevalence of CKD in people between the ages of 20 and 39 stayed consistently below 0.5%.