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Help fight kidney disease in CNY

FAST FACTS

Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and millions more are at risk

Kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable

Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes and family history

Early detection can slow the progression of kidney disease

Once kidneys fail, patients need dialysis or a transplant to survive over 104,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant

Chronic Kidney Disease is a public health priority. The physical, emotional and financial effects are devastating. Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity and age are the major risk factors for developing kidney disease.

Some staggering local statistics; (CNY includes the counties of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence)

1 in 13 adults in CNY are diagnosed with Diabetes

CNY Diabetes treatment costs are $439 million

1 in 4 adults in CNY are diagnosed with High Blood Pressure

CNY High Blood Pressure treatment costs are $56 million

6 in 10 adults in CNY are either Overweight or Obese

CNY Obesity treatment costs are $309 million

CKD in NY has increased by 116%

CKD treatment in NY is $2.9 billion -- 4th highest state !

For more information contact; Laura Squadrito, lsquadrito@cnykidney.org, 315-476-0311

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