About 15% of US adults have chronic kidney disease. That’s nearly 30 million people. The leading causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. Together this accounts for 73% of kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease CKD progresses in stages and can lead to complete kidney failure. Once your kidneys stop working, options include dialysis or transplant. The progression of kidney disease can often be slow down with early treatment, but a lot of people do not show symptoms until late stages of CKD. Kidney disease affects people of all ages, but people 60 and over are the most likely to develop it. Certain ethnic groups are at a higher risk of CKD, including African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. About 468,000 Americans with kidney failure require on dialysis treatments to survive. Greater than 100,000 people in the US are waiting for kidney transplants. Only 17,000 people a year will receive one. An increasing number of people with chronic kidney disease are choosing at-home dialysis, this includes the nursing home setting. This makes up approximately 61,000 people in 2017.