About the CKiD Cohort Study
The Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study is a multicenter, observational, prospective cohort study of children, adolescents and young adults with a history of mild to moderately impaired kidney function, with sites in the United States and Canada. Participants in CKiD are also followed through their initiation of dialysis or transplant in order to more fully understand the course of this disease and this population’s health beyond kidney replacement therapy (KRT).
CKiD started in 2003, and recently recruited its third wave of participants. Over 1,000 participants have enrolled in CKiD, and many are continuing to be actively followed-up.
CKiD collects a wide range of data on our participants, such as information on demographics, kidney function, biomarkers for cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive functioning and behaviors, medications, genetics and growth. CKiD is always evolving and adapting to make sure the most relevant and impactful data are being collected.
CKiD is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).