More people in Singapore getting kidney failure, but at a slightly later age

The majority of the new dialysis patients in 2018 - four out of five - were 50 to 79 years old.
The majority of the new dialysis patients in 2018 - four out of five - were 50 to 79 years old.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The number of people whose kidneys fail each year has risen significantly, pushed up by both the high rate of diabetes here and the ageing population.

In 2017, 1,999 people were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease stage 5 (CKD5) or end-stage kidney failure. This works out to 504.1 per million population.

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