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released: 27 May 2009 author: Green F & Ryan C media release

This report explains what chronic kidney disease is and describes its extent and patterns in the Australian community. Chronic kidney disease contributed to nearly 10% of all deaths in Australia in 2006 and over 1.1 million hospitalisations in 2006-07. Risk factors for chronic kidney disease are highly prevalent in Australia and the number of Australians at risk is increasing. Indigenous Australians in particular are at high risk.

ISBN 978 1 74024 928 7; Cat. no. PHE 111; 36pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Chronic kidney disease at a glance
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Purpose
      • Background
    2. Prevalence and incidence of CKD
      • Stage of CKD
      • End-stage kidney disease
    3. Risk factors for CKD
    4. Health service use for CKD
      • Visits to general practitioners
      • Hospitalisations
      • Ongoing treatment of CKD
    5. CKD mortality
    6. CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    7. Impact of CKD
      • Quality of life
      • Health expenditure
      • Burden of disease
    8. Conclusions and considerations
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Data sources
      2. Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables, figures and boxes

Recommended citation

Green F & Ryan C 2009. An overview of chronic kidney disease in Australia, 2009. Cat. no. PHE 111. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468245>.