Basic Summary for Kidney disease


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Main name of condition: Kidney disease
Other names or spellings: kidney problems


What is Kidney disease?
  Brief description of Kidney disease: Reduced kidney function from various causes.
  Parent types of Kidney disease: Chronic Illness, Urinary disorders, Kidney conditions, Under-diagnosed conditions
  Organs Affected by Kidney disease: kidney
  Types of Kidney disease: Nephritis, Nephropathy, Hyperfiltration (Stage 1), Mild microalbuminuria (Stage 2), Clinical albuminuria (Stage 3), Advanced clinical nephropathy (Stage 4), Kidney failure (Stage 5), Chronic renal insufficiency, Early kidney failure, Diabetic nephropathy, Kidney failure
How many people get Kidney disease?
  Prevalance of Kidney disease: 7.4 million adults in the USA 1988-94 (American Journal of Kidney Disease)
  Prevalance Rate of Kidney disease: approx 1 in 36 or 2.72% or 7.4 million people in USA [about data]
How serious is Kidney disease?
  Deaths for Kidney disease: 35,525 annual deaths due to nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Cause of death rank for Kidney disease: 8th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 is "nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis" (CDC)
  Complications of Kidney disease: see complications of Kidney disease
What causes Kidney disease?
  Causes of Kidney disease: see causes of Kidney disease
  Risk factors for Kidney disease: see risk factors for Kidney disease
What are the symptoms of Kidney disease?
  Symptoms of Kidney disease: see symptoms of Kidney disease
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Kidney disease: see treatments for Kidney disease
  Prevention of Kidney disease: see prevention of Kidney disease
  Research for Kidney disease: see research for Kidney disease
Society issues for Kidney disease

Cost statistics for Kidney disease: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Kidney disease:

  • estimated $579,082,000 spent in public hospitals on kidney and urinary tract disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $205,701,000 spent in public hospitals on kidney and urinary tract disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

  Hospitalization statistics for Kidney disease: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Kidney disease:
  • 0.26% (33,059) of hospital episodes were for kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 84% of hospital consultations for kidney disease required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital episodes for kidney disease were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital episodes for kidney disease were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital admissions for kidney disease required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospitalisations for kidney disease occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15% of hospitalisations for kidney disease occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospitalisations for kidney disease were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.26% (137,797) of hospital bed days were for kidney disease in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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