What is the prevalence of proteinuria in the US?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Author: Beje Thomas, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In the third National Health and Nutrition examination Survey (NHANES III), the prevalence of albuminuria in the US population was found to be 6.1% in males and 9.7 % in females. The prevalence of albuminuria was 28.8% in persons with diabetes, 16.0% in those with hypertension, and 5.1% in those without diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, or elevated serum creatinine levels. The prevalence of proteinuria starts increasing at 40 years of age. Also, 3.3% of the US adult population was found to have persistent albuminuria with a normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). [14]


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