Quick Kidney Risk Check

Sometimes what you can't see can kill you. Kidney disease is significantly underdiagnosed and excessive protein in the urine (albuminuria) is one of the earliest signs of kidney damage. Usually invisible to the human eye, often this red flag for kidney disease is undetected because not enough people who are at risk are receiving urine testing.

Take the National Kidney Foundation's Quick Kidney Risk Check to find out if you're at risk for kidney disease--and what steps you can take to reduce your risk.

This quiz was based on a study by Paul Muntner, PhD and was originally published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation.

 

  1. Age group
    <45y
    45-54y
    55-64y
    65-74y
    ≥75y
  2. Race*
    White
    African American
    *This quiz is based on data that only evaluated these two categories. People of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American heritage are all at increased risk for kidney disease.
  3. Sex
    Female
    Male
  4. Smoking
    Non-smoker
    Current smoking
  5. How do you rate your overall health?
    Excellent
    Very good
    Good
    Fair
    Poor
  6. Diabetes
    No
    Yes
  7. Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
    No
    Yes
  8. Stroke
    No
    Yes

Email (optional)
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