In which patient groups is the prevalence of azotemia highest?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Among the patients reported in the 2008 annual report of the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), the frequency of azotemia was 1.5% for patients aged 0-19 years, 19.1% for those aged 20-44 years, 44.0% for those aged 45-64 years, 19.6% for those aged 65-74 years, and 15.7% for those older than 75 years. The male frequency was 56.0%, and the female frequency was 44.0%.

In the 2019 annual report of the USRDS, on December 31, 2017, there were 746,557 prevalent cases of ESRD in the United States. Racial/ethnicity distribution was reported as white (61%), black (30%), Hispanic (18%), and Asian (5%); American Indian or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander each accounted for approximately 1%. [8]

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