Data Trends 2022: Chronic Kidney Disease

It is estimated that nearly 8% of veterans receive a CKD diagnosis each year, with male veterans being diagnosed at higher rates than female veterans (8.2% vs 2.7%).1 Recent studies have also demonstrated possible racial and ethnic disparities along with many comorbidities that affect veterans with CKD at higher rates than those without CKD.2,3


  • A 13-year cohort of patients treated in the VHA found 50 million observations supporting CKD diagnosis in >3 million veterans.2

  • In the veteran population, the prevalence of comorbid vascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension, COPD, and cancer has been shown to be higher in patients with CKD than in those without CKD, regardless of age.3



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