Kidney stones affect 1 in 11 people in USA

In a study by Scales et al published in Eur Urol they describe responses from a national health survey (NHANES) completed by 12,100 individuals. 10.6% of men and 7.1% of women reported a history of kidney stones. Obesity, diabetes and race (black and Hispanic) increased the risk. Diet and lifestyle were thought to be key to changing risk.