About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of end-stage renal disease patients in the U.S. whose cause of renal failure was due to diabetes
Number of diabetic persons in U.S.
From the 2007 National Health Interview Survey:
Other than during pregnancy, have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?/Have you EVER been told by a doctor or health professional that you have diabetes or sugar diabetes?]
The end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population includes dialysis and kidney transplant recipients. Qualification for renal replacement therapy is based on the submission of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medical Evidence Form (CMS-2728).
The USRDS uses data collected by the CMS. Since 1996, Health Care providers have been required to provide patient information on all persons with ESRD, regardless of health insurance. Therefore, incident rates reflect the universe of ESRD cases in the United States.
The denominator uses data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); all ages are included. Three-year data are used to estimate the prevalence of diabetes in the middle year, and the size of the population with diabetes is based on U.S census data. The incident rate per million of ESRD caused by diabetes is calculated as the number of incident ESRD patients with a primary diagnosis of diabetes divided by the size of the population with diabetes in that group.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
More information on the analytic methods used to calculate these rates can be found in Appendix A of the USRDS Annual Data Report Atlas.
- U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2012 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2012