Table 1.

Comparing kidney disease “epidemics”

Disease Incidence (Unadjusted) in 2003TrajectoryAnnual Mortality Rate
Renal replacement therapy–requiring ESRD343 per million person-yearsAnnual increase of 0 to 1%24%
Dialysis-requiring ARF295 per million person-yearsAnnual rate of increase >7%>28%