Cardiovascular disease is Australia's biggest killer. This report focuses on its impact on the health of Australian women - a group who may not be aware of how significant a threat this disease is to them. The report presents the latest data on prevalence, deaths, disability, hospitalisations, services, treatments, risk factors and expenditure, as well as comparisons to other important diseases among women. This report is a useful resource for policy makers, researchers, health professionals and anyone interested in cardiovascular disease in Australian women.
ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978-1-74249-015-1; Cat. no. CVD 49; 251pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2010. Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia. Cardiovascular disease series 33. Cat. no. CVD 49. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 August 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468369>.