DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Risks for Chronic Kidney Disease in African Americans http://www.davita.com/causes-of-kidney-disease/assessing your risk/risks-for-chronic-kidney-disease-in-african-americans/a/5010

Did you know African Americans are at increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease? Compared to other ethnic groups, the African American population has higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure, which are the two leading causes of kidney disease. In February, be aware of health issues affecting African Americans and encourage those at risk to schedule an appointment with their healthcare professional.