Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease

  1. Donald A. Molony MD3,4 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD5,6
  1. William M. McClellan MD1 and
  2. Friedrich K. Port MD2

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch1

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

McClellan, W. M. and Port, F. K. (2008) Epidemiology of Chronic Kidney Disease, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 4

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 5

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Renal Division, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 2

    Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • epidemiology of kidney disease;
  • end-stage renal disease (ESRD);
  • kidney disease and improving global outcomes;
  • International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and kidney diseases;
  • chronic kidney disease (CKD);
  • complications of CKD and CKD stages;
  • National Health and Nutrition Survey III (NHANES III);
  • survival after initiation of RRT


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition of chronic kidney disease

  • Functional and etiologic diagnoses for CKD

  • Prognostic importance of the stage of CKD

  • Complications of CKD and CKD stages

  • Descriptive epidemiology of CKD

  • Survival after initiation of RRT

  • References