Rise in kidney failure here, fuelled by age and diabetes: Report

1,999 people diagnosed with end-stage disease in 2017 compared with 1,275 in 2009

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2021, with the headline 'Rise in kidney failure here, fuelled by age and diabetes: Report'. Subscribe