Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease are three common and serious illnesses in Australia. These three diseases have shared common risk factors, and often occur together. The National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease and the National Centre for Monitoring Diabetes have collaborated to investigate the association of these diseases and their impact on Australians' health and health systems. This report is the first output of this project, and it focuses on examining the current extent of comorbidity of the conditions from three perspectives: self-reported prevalence, hospitalisation and deaths.
ISSN 1323 9236; ISBN 978 1 74024 705 4; Cat. no. CVD 37; 80pp.; Internet only
Tong B & Stevenson C 2007. Comorbidity of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease in Australia. Cat. no. CVD 37. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 July 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468009>.