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Search Health Information    Who Is Affected by Kidney Stones?

Who Is Affected by Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are common: 1

  • About 8 to 10 out of every 100 (8% to 10%) Americans have a kidney stone at some time during their lives.
  • Men have stones 2 times more often than women.
  • Kidney stones are more common in people between the ages of 30 and 50.
  • Almost half of all people who develop kidney stones will develop more stones within 7 years unless they take preventive measures.

Citations

  1. Parmar MS (2004). Kidney stones. BMJ, 328(7453): 1420–1424.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
Last Revised April 28, 2011

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