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Global Facts about Kidney Disease

2015-09-30 15:37

Global Facts about Kidney DiseaseKidney disease is a very serious problem existed for people all over the world. It is more and more common to occur on people, what is worse, kidney failure is very likely to be lead to in the end. This time let’s know some statistics for global facts about kidney disease.

In the world, there are appropriately 10 percent of people developing kidney disease, in addition, millions of which die per year with not getting right treatment.

According to research and investigation, it shows that kidney disease was 27th in the rank of diseases which lead to death in the world in 1990, however, kidney disease had risen to 18th in 2010. The rise of rank is second only to HIV and AIDS.

It is more than two million people around the world who need to do dialysis or kidney transplant to prolong life expectancy. And this data just indicates 10% of patients with kidney disease who must get treatment to survive.

2 million people with kidney failure get treatment in developed countries such as USA, Japan, and this number accounts for 12% of people worldwide. Only about 20% of patients with kidney failure get treated in developing countries.

The number of kidney failure patients is going to increase in developing countries, especially in China and India, because the old are becoming more and more.

As dialysis or kidney transplant need large amount of money, about more than 1 million patients with kidney failure die.

According to data, in USA, costs of chronic kidney disease are over 48 billion every year. And kidney failure accounts for 6.7%.

In China, $558 billion over the next decade was spent, because of heart disease and kidney disease.

In England, according to a recent report published by NHS Kidney Care, chronic kidney disease costs more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined.

In Australia, treatment for all current and new cases of kidney failure through 2020 will cost an estimated $12 billion.

For people who is at the age of 65 -- 74, it shows that one in five men, and one in four women can develop CKD.

Though it is known to us that CKD or kidney failure can not be cured, good and immediate treatment can delay development of disease and prolong life expectancy.

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