The number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are estimated to have CKD. However, 96% of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have CKD. And of those with severely reduced kidney function, (stage 4) but not on dialysis, 48%, are not aware of having the disease.
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