Chronic Kidney Disease
What’s the Story?
Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents. If CKD goes untreated kidneys can stop working and kidney failure is imminent. Kidney failure is also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Those with CKD can be treated with medicines and lifestyle changes, including making healthier choices.
By the Numbers
The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease has not changed much in recent years. In New Jersey, about 1,700 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. Males have a higher death rate from this cause compared to females. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is nearly double that of Whites.
The DOH conducts surveillance of kidney disease in the state.
Did you know?
Early detection and treatment is critical to managing any chronic disease and it is especially vital to preventing chronic kidney disease from progressing to end-stage renal disease. Early screening is important with this condition because many people with CKD may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced.
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* Rate per 100,000 population
† Only one year of data currently available