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Monitoring Public Awareness, Burden, Risk Factors, and Care of Kidney Disease in the US: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance System

Session Information

Category: CKD (Non-Dialysis)

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  • Saran, Rajiv, University of Michigan Division of Nephrology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
  • Burrows, Nilka Rios, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Powe, Neil R., University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

CKD affects ~37 million adults in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized the absence of an easily accessible system to identify statistics regarding CKD from various data sources and created the CDC CKD Surveillance System.
The CKD Surveillance System ( curates 20 data sources and creates information on CKD trends in awareness, burden, risk factors and disparities. The goal of the system to raise awareness to stimulate public health interest and action. It also serves as an aid for researchers interested in basic facts regarding CKD. User experience is enhanced with topic description pages, interactive charts with hover-and-display function identifying data points and interactive chart formats. The twice-yearly updated site contains more than 200 graphs and tables from 20 data sources that focus on six topic areas.
Topic areas of disease burden, risk factors, awareness, health consequences, quality of care, and health system capacity have been updated with new indicators and data sources including Medicaid data to enhance surveillance of vulnerable populations. Data are from nationally representative population surveys, (e.g. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) and health care systems, (e.g. Veterans Affairs, Medicare, commercial health plans). New indicators on food insecurity highlight social determinants of health.
The system highlights data relevant to identifying and managing patients with CKD in the primary care setting. Interactive prediction tools include risk calculators estimating the probability of having kidney disease and progressing to kidney failure. The Disparities Explorer depicts and allows users to examine factors that may contribute to the disparities. Users can display data in different ways and download.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention