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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global public health problem affecting over 800 million individuals worldwide (1). More than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults or 37 million people, are estimated to have CKD (2). Among them, nearly 786,000 people in the United States are living with ESRD, also known as end-stage renal disease, requiring either dialysis or transplantation (3).

CKD is a silent disease, meaning an individual who has this disease does not usually experience any symptoms, even when the individual has reached a late stage of the condition such as requiring dialysis. Kidney disease is more common in Asian-Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanics.

PennKDSAP’s mission is to detect early risk factors for CKD and promote CKD prevention through free health screenings and education for underserved populations. Please click below to learn more about CKD.

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