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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease – Australian facts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Posted on: 30 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Deaths Cancer Cardiovascular health Diabetes Health measurement Kidney health Hospitalisation Remote Rural Urban Overweight and obesity Tobacco use

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease – Australian facts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data and information on how cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) affect the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It also compares these effects with the impact on the non-Indigenous population.

The key questions answered in this report are:

  • How many Indigenous people have CVD, diabetes or CKD, either alone or in combination?
  • How large is the gap in rates of these diseases between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people?
  • How do risk factors, disease rates, treatment and management vary among Indigenous people by remoteness?

The report examines key risk factors for these diseases in the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. It then considers each disease: CVD, diabetes and CKD in each population, with the final chapter discussing the comorbidity of these three diseases.

This report is the fifth report in the series Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease-Australian facts, authored by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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