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released: 20 Mar 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report examines and presents a range of data on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia. It shows that ARF now occurs almost exclusively in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that the prevalence of RHD is much higher among Indigenous people than other Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also considerably more likely to be hospitalised with ARF or RHD, and to die from RHD.

ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978-1-74249-407-4; Cat. no. CVD 60; 60pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Key findings
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Aims
      • 1.3 Data sources and methods
    • 2 Acute rheumatic fever
      • 2.1 Incidence
      • 2.2 Deaths
    • 3 Rheumatic heart disease
      • 3.1 Prevalence
      • 3.2 Deaths
    • 4 Hospitalisations for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
    • 5 Adherence to secondary prophylaxis in the Northern Territory
    • 6 Expenditure on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
    • 7 International comparisons
      • 7.1 Incidence of ARF
      • 7.2 Prevalence of RHD
      • 7.3 Hospitalisations and deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Detailed statistical tables
        • A.1 Acute rheumatic fever
        • A.2 Rheumatic heart disease
        • A.3 Hospitalisations for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
      • Appendix B National data sources
      • Appendix C Data and statistical methods
      • Appendix D Diagnosis guidelines
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever in Australia: 1996-2012. Cardiovascular disease series no. 36. Cat. no. CVD 60. Canberra: AIHW.