1. Chronic Kidney Disease

  2. What’s the Story?

    Kidney disease (chronic and acute) is the ninth leading cause of death among New Jersey residents. If chronic kidney disease (CKD) goes untreated, kidneys can stop working and kidney failure is imminent. Kidney failure is also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Those with CKD can be treated with medicines and lifestyle changes, including making healthier choices.

  3. By the Numbers

    The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease has not changed much in recent years. In New Jersey, about 1,600 deaths each year are due to kidney disease. Males have a higher death rate from this cause compared to females. The age-adjusted death rate due to kidney disease among Blacks is nearly double that of other racial/ethnic groups.

  4. Our Strategy

    The DOH conducts surveillance of kidney disease in the state.

    The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patient Assistance Program provides financial reimbursement for formulary-based medications and nutritional supplements for people with ESRD receiving renal dialysis.

  5. Did you know?

    Early detection and treatment is critical to managing any chronic disease and it is especially vital to preventing chronic kidney disease from progressing to end-stage renal disease. Early screening is important with this condition because many people with CKD may not have any severe symptoms until their kidney disease is advanced.

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Progress Toward Goal


Progress Toward Goal

* Rate per 100,000 population

Only one year of data currently available

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Last Reviewed: 5/9/2018