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Abstract: INFO22

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System – Tracking Kidney Disease in the United States

Session Information

  • Informational Posters
    October 25, 2018 | Location: Exhibit Hall, San Diego Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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  • Powe, Neil R., Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco Gen Hosp & UCSF, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Burrows, Nilka Rios, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Saran, Rajiv, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Group or Team Name

  • The CDC CKD Surveillance Team

More than 30 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), one of the leading causes of death in the United States. To promote strategies for improving kidney health across the country, the CDC initiated the development of a CKD Surveillance System in 2006. In 2012, the Surveillance System launched its website ( to document and disseminate national data and trends in kidney disease, its risk factors, preventive practices, and complications.
Topics highlighted on CDC CKD Surveillance System website include burden of CKD, awareness of CKD, risk factors, processes of care, health outcomes, and health system capacity. Data sources include nationally representative population surveys (e.g., National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), health care data (e.g., Veterans Affairs, Medicare, and ClinformaticsTM), and registries (United States Renal Data System and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients). In recent years, the website has increased emphasis on reporting data trends for the user to visualize various changes in populations with CKD as well as in the general population over time.
The website is frequently updated with new data, new indicators on emerging risk factors, such as dietary acid load and acute kidney injury, indicators from peer-reviewed publications, and tools to produce a meaningful learning experience for users. Also, highlights relevant to public health themes such as World Kidney Day, World Hypertension Day, and Diabetes Awareness Month are included each year.
The CKD Surveillance System is a major component of CDC’s CKD Initiative designed to raise awareness, promote early diagnosis, encourage upstream prevention, and optimize disease management with the goal of improving health outcomes, including quality of life, among those with CKD.


  • Cooperative Agreement Number, U58 DP006254, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services