The five different stages of kidney function are best measured by glomerular filtration rate, states DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. To calculate a person's GFR, a formula takes into account that patient's age, race, gen... More »

A person on dialysis treatment for kidney failure has a life expectancy of five to 10 years, the National Kidney Foundation states. However, many patients can live for 20 to 30 years. Life expectancy varies greatly from ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The life expectancy with third-stage kidney failure cannot be determined because it is considered the middle stage with a good chance for the patent's condition to improve, according to Kidney Failure Web. There are othe... More »

Kidney failure, or chronic kidney disease, has five stages that are based on the kidneys function as measured by the Glomerular filtration rate, or GFR, states The Renal Association. In stage one, kidneys still function ... More »

A glomerular filtration rate, or GFR, measures how well a person's kidneys filter waste from the blood. A GFR of 60 or higher is considered normal kidney function, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Progr... More »

Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is a moderate stage of chronic kidney disease where the glomerular filtration rate indicates 40 to 59 percent of kidney function, according to the National Kidney Center. GFR is the rate at... More »

Stage four kidney failure is an advanced stage of kidney disease where a person has advanced kidney damage and a decreased glomerular filtration rate, states DaVita Kidney Care. A person at this stage of advanced kidney ... More »