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1 in 10

Australian adults (10%)—approximately 1.7 million people in 2011–12—had biomedical signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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1.6 million

Hospitalisations—17% of all hospitalisations in 2013–14—where chronic kidney disease was the principal and/or additional diagnosis. 80% of which were for regular dialysis.

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3 to 5 times as high

Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared with non-Indigenous people when looking at death and hospitalisation rates.

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3 times as high

in Remote and very remote areas compared with Major cities for CKD hospitalisation rates including dialysis.