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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts – mortality

Posted on: 3 November, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Deaths Cardiovascular health Diabetes Kidney health

Lalor E, Cass A, Chew D, Craig M, Davis W, Grenfell R, Hoy W, McGlynn L, Mathew T, Parker D, Shaw J, Tonkin A, Towler B (2014)
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts – mortality
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report summarises the most recent data on the contribution of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (including conditions such as heart disease and stroke), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) to mortality. It is part of the series Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts.

The report has four main sections, one for each disease group; CVD, diabetes and CKD; and one for their co-morbidity. Each chapter includes analysis of trends in death rates, and how deaths are distributed by sex and age. Some demographic groups have higher rates of death from these conditions; particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, so information on inequalities in mortality are presented. A series of appendixes provides supporting data, information on methods and a table of milestones in the historical course of these diseases in Australia.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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