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Women’s Health Risks and CKD



More Women Diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease

More than 10% of people, or more than 20 million, aged 20 years or older in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD). One population group that has seen an increase in occurrences of kidney failure is women who are older (50+ years old) and African American.

Several recent studies have indicated that women are at risk because:

  • CKD is more common among women than men.
  • Women with CKD are more likely than men to go undiagnosed than men.
  • CKD in women appears worse at baseline.


Why Get Tested for CKD?

Could you or someone you care about have chronic kidney disease (CKD)? Many are at risk and don’t even know it.

Contact Tarrant Nephrology Associates to find out why being screened is important to your overall health.