Older diabetics face worst risk of kidney disease

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The prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States increased from 14.5% in the period 1988-1994 to 16.8% during 1999-2004, according to the CDC. Older people and those with diabetes are by far the most likely to develop CKD, as the chart shows. The data were collected in a series of National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

Source: Morbidity and Mortality WeeklyReport, March 2, 2007, CDC.

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