In which patient groups is the prevalence of azotemia highest?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • 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%.

[#Clinical]In the 2010 annual report of the USRDS, more than 500,000 patients with ESRD were receiving dialysis or a kidney transplant in the United States. Racial distribution was reported as Asian/Pacific Islander (4.7%), black (32.0%), white (61.0%), American Indian (1.3%), and other/unknown (0.6%).


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