For Patients

Approximately 1.7 million Australians (1 in 10) aged 18 years and over have indicators of CKD such as reduced kidney function and/or the presence of albumin in the urine.
This means over 1.5 million Australians are unaware they have indicators of CKD.

Less than 10% of the people with CKD are aware they have this condition

1 in 3 adult Australians is at an increased risk of developing CKD

Adult Australians are at increased risk of CKD if they:

  • have diabetes
  • have high blood pressure
  • have established heart problems (heart failure or heart attack) and/or have had a stroke
  • have a family history of kidney failure
  • are obese (Body Mass Index ≥ 30)
  • are a smoker
  • are 60 years or older
  • are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin
  • have a history of acute kidney injury

It is important to talk to your GP about your kidney condition and get appropriate investigations if you are in high risk category.

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