Kidney-related Statistics

Including kidney cancer, kidney stones and chronic kidney disease.

  • In 2008 in the UK, 3,838 people died of kidney cancer.
  • Kidney stones affect 10 to 20% of all UK men and 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.
  • Your chances of developing polycystic kidney disease are around 1 in 1000.
  • Around 50,000 people in UK have polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
  • PKD most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 60.
  • Nephrotic syndrome affects twice as many boys as girls.
  • Nephrotic syndrome usually first occurs between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.

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