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Risk factors for kidney disease

include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, family history of CKD, and older age.

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More than 1 in 7 adults in the U.S.

may have chronic kidney disease (CKD). 90% of them don’t know they have it.

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Every day more than 360 people

begin treatment for kidney failure (in the form of dialysis or a kidney transplant).

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About 1 in 2 adults aged 30–64

are expected to develop CKD in their lifetime.

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783,000 patients require dialysis or a kidney transplant to live.

90,000 are on the wait list for a kidney transplant.

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Every day 12 people die

while waiting for a kidney transplant.

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Kidney disease is 30% greater in Hawaii

than the national average.

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The 4 ethnic backgrounds with the highest risk in Hawaii

are Native Hawaiians, Japanese, Filipinos, and Pacific Islanders.

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