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Jane’s Blog Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK)

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Jane’s Blog  Chronic Kidney Disease  (CDK)

More than 15% of the US population is currently greater than 65 years old. As populations age there is a coinciding increase in age-related chronic diseases. In the United States approximately14% of all adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CDK), costing almost $80 billion per year in Medicare expenditures in 2016. There is a marked increase in CKD above age 70, especially among females, non-Hispanic blacks, and persons with diabetes or hypertension Over 50 percent of people currently age 30-49 could develop Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in their lifetime. CDK is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States...

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