Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Incidence of end-stage kidney disease in Australia 1997-2013

Posted on: 17 October, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Deaths Kidney health

Vu T, Blumer C (2016)
Incidence of end-stage kidney disease in Australia 1997-2013
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report aims is to provide updated estimates and trend information about the total incidence of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in Australia for 1997-2013, including information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report explores the following questions:

  • What is the total ESKD incidence in Australia and how has it varied over time?
  • Are there differences in kidney replacement therapy KRT-treated and non-KRT-treated populations by demographic, geographical and other population characteristics?
  • What are the causes of death among KRT-treated and non-KRT-treated cases of ESKD?

The remainder of the report covers:

  • the data sources and methods used to estimate the total incidence of ESKD, including the data linkage process
  • estimates of total ESKD incidence by year of occurrence, sex, age and population groups
  • a comparison of new cases of KRT-treated ESKD with non-KRT-treated ESKD
  • results of the analysis on the causes of death
  • an appendices providing further information on the data sources, methods and detailed statistical tables.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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