Demographics of Kidney Disease

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Male

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 12.1% of males have chronic kidney disease.1

In 2013, more than 57.7% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were male.2

Males constitute 57.3% of all patients in the U.S. receiving treatment for kidney failure, and represent 49.1% of the overall U.S. population.2, 3

262,879 males were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

115,306 males were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Female

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 15.1% of females have chronic kidney disease.1

In 2013, 42.3% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were female.2

Females constitute 42.7% of all patients in the U.S. receiving treatment for kidney failure, and represent 50.9% of the overall U.S. population.2, 3

203,660 females were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

77,944 females were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

White

In 2013, more than 67.7% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were White.2

Whites constitute 57% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, and represent 77.7% of the overall U.S. population.2, 4

269,515 White Americans were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

137,862 White Americans were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Black or African American

In 2013, more than 26% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were Black or African American.2

Black or African Americans constitute more than 35.3% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, and represent 13.2% of the overall U.S. population.2, 4

164,575 Black or African Americans were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

38,268 Black or African Americans were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Hispanic or Latino and Non-Hispanic

In 2013, nearly 14.7% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients identified as Hispanic or Latino. While approximately 85% identified as non-Hispanic.2

Hispanics or Latinos constitute 17.9% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, and represent 17.1% of the overall U.S. population. While, 82.1% of dialysis patients were non-Hispanic and represent 62.6% of the overall U.S. population.2, 4

83,691 Hispanics or Latinos were on dialysis while 382,916 non-Hispanics were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

27,931 Hispanics or Latinos were living with a functioning kidney transplant, while 165,331 non-Hispanics were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Native American

In 2013, about 0.9% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were Native American.2

Native Americans constitute 1.16% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, and represent 1.2% of the overall U.S. population.2, 4

5,438 Native Americans were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

1,750 Native Americans were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Asian Americans

In 2013, approximately 4.9% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients were Asian Americans.2

Asian Americans constitute about 5.52% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure, and represent 5.3% of the overall U.S. population.2, 4

25,743 Asian Americans were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

11,139 Asian Americans were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

Other Americans

In 2013, less than 0.29% of all new end stage renal disease (ESRD or kidney failure) patients did not identify with the above categories.2

These individuals constitute 0.29% of all patients in the U.S. receiving dialysis for kidney failure.2

1,336 of these individuals were on dialysis as of December 31, 2013.2

4,243 were living with a functioning kidney transplant as of December 31, 2013.2

 

Updated January 2016

CITATIONS

  1. http://www.usrds.org/ 2014 Annual Report CKD in the General Population Table 1.3
  2. http://www.usrds.org/ 2014 Annual Report
  3. http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-03.pdf
  4. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/