Comparison of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes between China and United States

JI Program: Renal


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has emerged as a major non-communicable disease (NCD) with public health importance affecting more than 5% of the population around the world. In rapidly developing nations, such as China, risk factor profiles of the population are constantly evolving, resulting in the increasing likelihood of a rising burden of multiple comorbid conditions such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and kidney disease. In an effort to control and manage kidney disease, many nations including both the U.S. and China have initiated comprehensive CKD surveillance. This collaborative study provides a unique opportunity for different countries to learn from each other’s experiences, while implementing country-specific public health strategies to stem the growing tide of NCDs, such as CKD and end stage renal disease (ESRD). 


  • 1 PKUHSC faculty member received extensive training at UMMS.
  • 1 UMMS resident received Fogarty fellowship for a 11-month research training at PKUHSC.
  • A research poster was presented at the World Congress of Nephrology conference in South Africa in March 2015.


  1. Wang J, Wang F, Saran R, He Z, Zhao M, Li Y, Zhang L, Bragg-Gresham J. Mortality risk of chronic kidney disease: A comparison between the adult populations in urban China and the United States. Plos One. 2018 Mar 15.
  2. Under reviewer at KI Reports: Fang Wang, MD1, Zhi He, PhD2, Jinwei Wang, PhD1, Minghui Zhao, MD, PhD1, Yi. Li, PhD2, Luxia Zhang, MD, MPH1, Rajiv Saran, MD, MPH3, Jennifer L Bragg-Gresham, MS, PhD3. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease: A Comparison between the Adult Populations in China and the United States.