AIHW Board AIHW senior staff Annual report Capability statement Collaboration Customer care charter FOI - freedom of information Indexed list of files Organisation chart Presentations Privacy of data Public consultation Public Interest Disclosure Strategic Directions 2011-2014 Tenders
By category Ageing, disability & carers Families & children Hospitals Housing & homelessness Indigenous Australians Population groups Risk factors, diseases & death Services, workforce & spending
By subject Adoptions Aged care Ageing Alcohol & other drugs Arthritis & musculoskeletal conditions Asthma Australia's health Australia's welfare Burden of disease Cancer Cardiovascular health Child health, development & wellbeing Child protection Children's services Chronic diseases
Chronic kidney disease Chronic respiratory conditions Deaths Dementia Dental & oral health Diabetes Disability Expenditure Eye health Food & nutrition Health indicators Homelessness Hospitals Housing assistance Indigenous Australians Injury Life expectancy
Male health Mental health Mothers & babies National health priority areas Overweight & obesity Palliative care Population health Prisoner health Risk factors Rural health Safety & quality of health care Veterans' health Workforce Youth health & wellbeing Youth justice
In other sections Data Publications Contact AIHW
Publications CatalogueOrdering publicationsForthcoming publicationsOnline reportsRate our publication effectivenessSubscribe to release notices
By subject Adoptions Aged care Ageing Alcohol & other drugs Arthritis & musculoskeletal conditions Asthma Australia's health Australia's welfare Burden of disease Cancer Cardiovascular health Child health, development & wellbeing Child protection Children's services Chronic diseases Chronic kidney disease
Chronic respiratory conditions Corporate publications Data linkage Data standards Deaths Dental & oral health Diabetes Disability Expenditure Eye health Food & nutrition General practice Health indicators Homelessness Hospitals Housing assistance Indigenous Australians Indigenous housing
Injury Life expectancy Male health Mental health services Mothers & babies National health priority areas Overweight & obesity Palliative care Population health Prisoner health Risk factors Rural health Safety & quality of health care Veterans' health Workforce Youth health & wellbeing Youth justice
In other sections Subjects Data Contact AIHW
About AIHW data METeOR—metadata online registry Data by subject Catalogue of holdings of AIHW data Customised data analysis request Data governance framework Data linking Data standards GovHack Privacy of data
By subject Adoptions Aged care Alcohol and other drugs Alcohol data sources Body weight data sources Cancer Children's headline indicators (CHI) National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse Chronic disease indicators Deaths
Disability Expenditure FHBH - Fixing houses for better health General practice (GP) data Hospitals Height and weight data sources Indigenous Australians International collaboration Maternity Information Matrix (MIM)
Medical indemnity Mental health National indicator catalogue National core maternity indicators (NCMI) Perinatal data Risk factors statistics Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) Tobacco data sources Workforce
In other sections Subjects Publications Contact AIHW
AACR ACFADD AHSAC AIHW Board AIHW Ethics Committee AODTS NMDS WG CKDMAC CMAG CSDWG CVDMAC HEAC HHIMG
IGIHM JJ RIG MHISSC NAGATSIHID NCIAG NCSIMG NDDWG NDIMG NHISSC NIAG NIRAPIMG NMDD
NMDS NMHPSC NOPSAD NPDDC NPHEP NPHIC PCDWG PDWG PHIDG PHIG REDWG Workforce committees YIAG
Education worksheets Infographics What's in the pipeline Subscribe to education notices Other educational links
Worksheets by subject All Latest Ageing Australia's health Australia's welfare Carers
Children & youth Disability Disease Drugs
Health Health prevention Indigenous Australians Injury
In other sections Subjects Data Publications Contact AIHW
Job vacancies How to apply for a position at the AIHW Conditions of employment Benefits of working for the AIHW Temporary employment register Occupational Training Program Contact the People Unit Graduates
AIHW Access magazine Media releases Subscribe to release notices Media FAQ Media contacts
You are here:
Hospitalisations related to chronic kidney disease (CKD) are
increasing, and look likely to remain a significant burden to
Australia's health care system, according to a report released
today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
People with CKD require extensive hospital services,
particularly those with end-stage kidney disease who need regular
dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive.
The report, Chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in
Australia 2000-01 to 2007-08, shows that CKD contributed to
almost 1.2 million hospitalisations in Australia in 2007-08, one
million of which were for regular dialysis.
'This was about 15% of all hospitalisations for that year, with
dialysis treatment the most common reason for hospitalisation in
Australia,' said Frances Green, of the Institute's Cardiovascular,
Diabetes and Kidney Unit.
Between 2000-01 and 2007-08, the number of hospitalisations for
regular dialysis increased by about 70%-an average of nearly 60,000
hospitalisations per year.
While it has been estimated that as many as 1 in 7 Australians
aged 25 years and over have some degree of CKD, the disease is much
more common among the elderly, and hospitalisation rates are
highest among those aged over 70 years.
'Although some of the increase in hospitalisations for CKD can
be attributed to the ageing of the population, even after adjusting
for age these increases remain,' Ms Green said.
'A common cause of CKD is diabetes, and it is likely that the
increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, as well as the ageing
population, will result in further increases in CKD
hospitalisations over time.'
The report shows that men were 1.6 times as likely as women to
be hospitalised for regular dialysis, while Indigenous Australians
were hospitalised at 11 times the rate of their non-Indigenous
Australians living in remote areas were also more likely to be
hospitalised for CKD than those living in major cities.
CKD is a long-term health condition where a person has kidney
damage and/or reduced kidney function lasting for 3 months or
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Further information: Frances Green, AIHW, tel.
(02) 6244 1172, mob. 0407 915 851
For media copies of the report: Publications
Officer, AIHW, tel. (02) 6244 1032.
Chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in Australia 2000-01