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released: 7 Dec 2016 author: AIHW

This report aims to provide a more comprehensive picture of the full health loss attributable to diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It quantifies the impact of diabetes and CKD on the burden of other diseases for which there is evidence of a causal association (‘linked diseases’) to estimate the indirect burden caused by these 2 diseases. It uses disease burden estimates from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 and extends the standard approach for analysis of risk factors to model diabetes and CKD as risk factors. When the indirect burden due to linked diseases was taken into account, the collective burden due to diabetes was 1.9 times as high, and CKD was 2.1 times as high, as their direct burden.

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 This report, its aims and analytical approach
      • 1.2 Background
      • 1.3 Structure of this report
    • 2 Methods
      • 2.1 Defining linked diseases
      • 2.2 Selection of effect size
      • 2.3 Population exposure: prevalence of diabetes or CKD
      • 2.4 Calculation of population attributable fractions
      • 2.5 Disease-as-risks analysis: calculating indirect burden
      • 2.6 Scenario modelling
    • 3 Diabetes estimates
      • 3.1 Diabetes burden in the ABDS 2011
      • 3.2 What is the collective burden of diabetes?
      • 3.3 How much burden from linked diseases is due to diabetes?
      • 3.4 Indirect diabetes burden by linked disease
      • 3.5 Estimated diabetes burden in 2020 under 2 different scenarios
      • 3.6 Scenario differences by age
    • 4 Chronic kidney disease estimates
      • 4.1 Chronic kidney disease burden in the ABDS 2011
      • 4.2 What is the collective burden of chronic kidney disease?
      • 4.3 How much burden from other diseases is due to chronic kidney disease?
      • 4.4 Indirect CKD burden by linked disease
      • 4.5 Estimated CKD burden in 2020 under 2 different scenarios
      • 4.6 Scenario differences by age Indirect CKD burden
    • 5 Discussion
      • 5.1 Key findings
      • 5.2 Contribution to evidence base and policy analysis
      • 5.3 New Zealand comparison
      • 5.4 Limitations
      • 5.5 Future directions
      • 5.6 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Selection of effect sizes for diabetes Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    • Appendix B: Selection of effect sizes for chronic kidney disease CKD and cardiovascular disease
    • Appendix C: Methods for scenario modelling
    • Appendix D: Data sources
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Diabetes and chronic kidney disease as risks for other diseases: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no 8. Cat. no. BOD 9. Canberra: AIHW.

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