Kidney disease

There is a wide spectrum of kidney disease, which can be rapid onset (acute) or longer term (chronic). CKD is closely related to CVD (cardiovascular disease) and the two processes often co-exist. People with CKD are at a high risk of mortality from CVD. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health concern, with rising incidence and prevalence.  In 2012/13 there were 62,107 people aged 18 years and over who had been diagnosed with CKD in Kent. This represents 5.2% of the registered population aged 18 and over.

Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Information on kidney disease prevalence can be found in the 'living well' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.


Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to kidney disease. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


Requests

If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce kidney disease statistics both at national and local level.