Kidney-related Statistics

Including kidney cancer, kidney stones and chronic kidney disease.

  • Kidney cancer is the 7th most common cancer in the UK, with over 13,000 new cases each year.
  • The incidence rates of kidney cancer are increasing, and are projected to rise by 26% by 2035. (CRUK)
  • There are around 4,600 kidney cancer deaths in the UK every year.
  • Men are more likely to develop kidney stones, with 10 to 20% of all UK men affected compared with 3 to 5% of UK women.
  • Most kidney stones occur in the 30 to 60 age range.
  • 9% of all UK adults have chronic kidney disease.
  • In the UK there are about 70,000 adults and children with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). It affects both sexes and all races equally.
  • The chances of developing polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are around 1 in 1000. It most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Nephrotic syndrome is more common in boys, with a male/female ratio of 1.6:1.
  • Nephrotic syndrome usually first occurs between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.
  • Around 1 in every 50,000 children are diagnosed with the condition each year. (NHS 2019)

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