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released: 16 Sep 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report presents the first detailed analysis of chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how it compares to non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians have a greater burden of disease for many health conditions, and chronic kidney disease is no exception. Indigenous Australians were found to be more likely to have end-stage kidney disease, and be hospitalised or die with chronic kidney disease than non-Indigenous Australians.

ISBN 978-1-74249-203-2; Cat. no. PHE 151; 74pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

    • Preliminary material
      • Title and verso pages
      • Contents
      • Acknowledgments
      • Abbreviations
      • Summary
    • Body section
      1. Introduction
        • Background
        • Data sources and methods
      1. Prevalence and incidence of CKD
        • Prevalence of CKD
        • Incidence of end-stage kidney disease
        • Prevalence of treated ESKD
      1. Risk factors
        • Indigenous and non-Indigenous comparison
        • Risk factor profile for Indigenous Australians with and without CKD
      1. Mortality
        • All CKD-related deaths
        • CKD as the underlying cause of death
        • CKD as an associated cause of death
      1. Comorbidities
        • Self-reported comorbidities from the NATSIHS
        • Comorbidities in treated ESKD patients
        • Comorbidities in hospitalisations
        • Comorbidities in CKD related deaths
      1. Health service use
        • Primary health care
        • Treatment for ESKD
        • Hospitalisations
      1. Health care expenditure
        • Hospital expenditure
      1. Impact of CKD
        • Quality of life
        • Burden of disease
      1. Discussion
        • Conclusion
    • End matter
      • Appendix A Detailed data tables
      • Appendix B Methods
      • References
      • List of tables
      • List of figures

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  1. (3 Jan 2012) Table 6.4 has been updated to correct the excess hospitalisation calculations.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cat. no. PHE 151. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419983>.

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