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released: 23 Nov 2005 author: AIHW media release

Chronic kidney disease has numerous impacts on both individual health and health services. With risk factors that are highly prevalent in Australia, including diabetes and high blood pressure, the number of Australians at risk of chronic kidney disease is increasing. Indigenous Australians in particular are at high risk. Chronic kidney disease may lead to serious illness and death. In severe cases, kidney function may deteriorate to the point where a kidney transplant or dialysis is required for survival. People with chronic kidney disease are also at risk of a range of complications, including cardiovascular disease. However, in many cases chronic kidney disease is preventable and treatable. This report is the first to bring together data from a variety of sources to highlight the impact of chronic kidney disease in Australia. The information within will be relevant to policy makers, the wider community and anyone with an interest in chronic kidney disease.

ISBN 978 1 74024 508 1; Cat. no. PHE 68; 124pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (161K PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Lists of tables and figures
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (169K PDF)
      • The kidneys
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • References
    2. The burden of chronic kidney disease (299K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Reduction in kidney function
      • Comorbidities and complications of chronic kidney disease
      • Disability and quality of life
      • Health service usage
      • Treatment for end-stage kidney disease
      • Mortality
      • References
    3. Risk factors and causes of chronic kidney disease (254K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Biomedical factors causing kidney damage
      • Modifiable factors increasing risk of chronic kidney disease
      • Other factors influencing chronic kidney disease
      • References
    4. Causes of treated end-stage kidney disease (212K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Major causes of treated end-stage kidney disease
      • Glomerulonephritis
      • Diabetic nephropathy
      • Hypertensive kidney disease
      • Analgesic nephropathy
      • Reflux nephropathy
      • Polycystic kidney diseases
      • References
    5. Prevention and management of chronic kidney disease (195K PDF)
      • Risk reduction
      • Early detection
      • Management of early chronic kidney disease
      • Management of pre-dialysis
      • Management of end-stage kidney disease
      • References
    6. Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (171K PDF)
      • Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and its risk factors
      • Health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic kidney disease
      • Hospitalisation associated with chronic kidney disease
      • Deaths associated with chronic kidney disease
      • References
  • End matter (195K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Identification of people with chronic kidney disease; statistical methods; and data sources
        • Identification of people with chronic kidney disease
        • Statistical methods
        • Data sources
      2. Adequacy of haemodialysis
      3. Potential chronic kidney disease indicators and monitoring framework
        • Potential chronic kidney disease indicators

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Chronic kidney disease in Australia 2005. Cat. no. PHE 68. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467782>.

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