Main causes of mortality in U.S. patients with chronic kidney disease in 1999 & 2020

Distribution of the main causes of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States in 1999 and 2020

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Release date

December 2022


North America, United States

Survey time period

From 1999 to 2020

Number of respondents

1,938,505 death certificates with CKD

Supplementary notes

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

The study included all decedents with CKD (N18) as a contributing cause of mortality. The main cause of mortality in decedents with any CKD and ESKD was categorized into CV (I*), genitourinary (N*), endocrine (E*), malignancy (C*, D00-D49), infections (A*-B*), and gastrointestinal (K*).

The Multiple Cause of Death database accessed through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-Ranging, Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) was used by the study. 

Database comprises mortality for US residents and population count from all US counties between 1999 and 2020.

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