Demographics of the older adult and chronic kidney disease: a literature review

College of Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
Nephrology nursing journal: journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (Impact Factor: 0.62). 03/2013; 39(6):491-6; quiz 497.
Source: PubMed


Older adults (65 years of age and older) comprised 4.1% of the population in 1900 (3.1 million), rose to 13.0% in 2010 (40.3 million), and are projected to reach 16.1% in 2020 (54.8 million). With each decade, there has been a steady increase, including older adults, in the population with chronic kidney disease. This article provides a review of the literature related to the demographics of the older adult population and older adults with chronic kidney disease. It also explores life expectancy, health promotion, and the economic impact of chronic kidney disease and its co-morbidities.

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