Federal government statistics show that ESRD incidence has plateaued in recent years after decades of increases. More aggressive treatment of blood pressure in patients with proteinuric renal disease may be one explanation for the number of new cases of ESRD leveling off. ESRD patients are living longer, so the prevalence of ESRD is increasing.
ESRD=end-stage renal disease.
Source: United States Renal Data System 2014 Annual Data Report, Vol. 2
CKD=chronic kidney disease, NHANES= National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Source: United States Renal Data System 2014 Annual Data Report, Vol. 1
CKD=chronic kidney disease, CVD=cardiovascular disease, DM=diabetes mellitus.