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In 2011, diabetes was listed as the primary cause of kidney failure in 44% of all new cases; close to 50,000 people began treatment for kidney failure due to diabetes; and more than 228,000 people with kidney failure from diabetes, were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.

National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; 2014:6. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/2014-report-estimates-of-diabetes-and-its-burden-in-the-united-states.pdf. Accessed November 2, 2015

Reference

Title
National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014: Estimates of diabetes and its burden in the United States
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Publication Date
2014
Pages
6
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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