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Infographic showing 3.4 million had CVD

3.4 million

or 1 in 6 Australians had cardiovascular disease in 2007–08

Infographic showing 1 in 3 deaths due to CVD

1 in 3

or 46,000 Australian deaths were a result of cardiovascular disease in 2009

Infographic showing 48% hospitalisations due to CVD

482,000

hospitalisations were due to CVD in 2009–10 and almost half (48%) were for people aged 70 or over.

Infographic showing 3 in 5 survived

3 in 5

people over 40 survived a heart attack in 2009, compared to 2 in 5 in 1994

Infographic showing 1.3 times as many Indigenous had CVD

1.3x

as many Indigenous Australians had cardiovascular disease in 2004–05 compared to non-indigenous Australians

Infographic showing 1 in 3 people had high blood pressure

1 in 3

people aged 25 or over had high blood pressure in 1999–2000

Infographic showing 11% health expenditure on CVD

11%

or $6 billion, of all health expenditure was spent on treating cardiovascular disease in 2004–05