Chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence model

Estimates of the total number of adults aged 16 and over in England with moderate to severe CKD (stages 3 – 5)



The model helps commissioners and health professionals identify areas where the number of people diagnosed with CKD is lower than expected. Early detection and management of CKD can reduce the risk of developing other cardiovascular issues. This will improve case finding and the quality of the care for people with CKD. It can also be used to assess the need for kidney services and the impact of CKD on local populations.

CKD estimates are for local authority lower and upper levels, clinical commissioning groups (CCG), region and whole of England.

The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation was used to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The estimates are based on a model developed using data from the 2009-2010 Health Survey for England and the 2011 Census by the University of Southampton school of Geography and Environment.

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