What is the US prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Based on data from the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) database, 5651 patients aged 2-17 years were entered into this voluntary listing and had an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of less than 75 mL/min per 1.73 m2. [6] In the past 2 decades, the incidence of the disease has steadily increased among all ethnic groups.

In a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) on the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adolescents aged 12-18 years, the authors observed that the prevalence of persistent albuminuria was similar between 1988 and 2014 and ranged from 3.29% to 3.26%. However the prevalence of both reduced and low eGFRs was higher in the most recent study period. [7]  

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