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released: 2 Sep 2005 author: AIHW media release

This bulletin presents information on the incidence, prevalence and trends for three of the major chronic diseases among children-asthma, diabetes and cancer. In addition, information about problems managed by general practitioners is presented, as well as a summary of hospitalisations and deaths for a wider range of childhood chronic diseases including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and cystic fibrosis.

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 496 1; Cat. no. AUS 62; 16pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Contents
  • Highlights
  • Introduction
  • What is a chronic disease?
  • Definitions of selected chronic diseases affecting children
  • Are there any known risk factors for childhood chronic diseases?
  • Hospitalisation and deaths due to chronic disease
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgments

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Selected chronic diseases among Australia's children. AIHW bulletin no. 29. Cat. no. AUS 62. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 May 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467756>.

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