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National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)

Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

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Minorities Are at Higher Risk for Kidney Disease.


If you are African American, Hispanic, or American Indian, you are more likely to develop kidney disease than if you are white.

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