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Kidney stones are most common in people between 30 years and 60 years. Also, people can have an underlying condition that may result in kidney stones, for example, kidney disease or cancer. This may mean that someone is disabled if such a condition has had a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to do daily activities. Age and disability are protected characteristic under the Equality Act.