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released: 17 Oct 2013 author: AIHW media release

Chronic kidney disease is a common and serious problem in Australia and its management can be resource intensive, particularly for the most severe form of the disease: end-stage kidney disease. Rates of chronic kidney disease vary by geographic location. This report shows: - people from Remote and very remote areas were 2.2 times more likely to die from chronic kidney disease than people from Major cities. - people from Very remote areas were at least 4 times more likely to start kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or kidney transplant) than people from non-remote areas.

ISBN 978-1-74249-494-4; Cat. no. PHE 172; 53pp.; $10.50

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
  1. Chronic kidney disease
  2. Incidence of ESKD
  3. Prevalence and type of treatment for ESKD
  4. Movement for treatment
  5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with CKD by remoteness
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Supplementary tables
    • Appendix B: Methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Chronic kidney disease: regional variation in Australia. Cat. no. PHE 172. Canberra: AIHW.

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