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released: 25 Mar 2015 author: AIHW media release

This report is a series of 5 reports by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that describe the combined burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report on risk factors presents the latest statistics on the behaviours and characteristics that increase the likelihood of a person developing these chronic diseases. It also describes risk factors among people who already have CVD, diabetes or CKD. It examines age and sex characteristics and variations across population groups, including by geographical location and socioeconomic disadvantage.

ISSN 22041397; ISBN 978-1-74249-692-4; Cat. no. CDK 004; 108pp.; $41

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
     
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What are risk factors?
      • Risk factors and disease development
      • Multiple risk factors
      • Purpose and structure of this report
       
    • 2 Prevalence of selected risk factors
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Insufficient physical activity
      • Excessive alcohol consumption
      • Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption
      • Overweight and obesity
      • High blood pressure
      • Dyslipidaemia
      • Impaired fasting glucose
      • Multiple risk factors
       
    • 3 Risk factor profile of people with CVD
      • Behavioural risk factors
      • Biomedical risk factors
      • Multiple risk factors
       
    • 4 Risk factor profile of people with diabetes
      • Behavioural risk factors
      • Biomedical risk factors
      • Multiple risk factors
       
    • 5 Risk factor profile of people with CKD
      • Behavioural risk factors
      • Biomedical risk factors
      • Multiple risk factors
       
     
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data sources
      • Appendix B: Methods and limitations
      • Appendix C: Statistical tables
       
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications
     

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease—Australian facts: risk factors. Cardiovascular, diabetes and chronic kidney disease series no. 4. Cat. no. CDK 004. Canberra: AIHW.

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