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released: 18 Aug 2010 author: AIHW media release

In 2007-08, chronic kidney disease (CKD) contributed to 15% (nearly 1.2 million) of all hospitalisations in Australia, one million of which were for regular dialysis. Indigenous Australians were hospitalised at 11 times the rate of other Australians for regular dialysis, and at 5 times the rate for other principal and additional CKD diagnoses. Hospitalisations for regular dialysis increased by an average of 60,000 per year between 2000-01 and 2007-08, equating to a 71% increase over this period. Increases of 12% for other principal diagnoses of CKD and 48% for additional diagnoses were also recorded.

ISBN 978-1-74249-049-6; Cat. no. PHE 127; 68pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Chronic kidney disease and hospitalisations
      • Hospitalisation data
      • Overview
    2. CKD as the principal diagnosis
      • Regular dialysis as the principal diagnosis
      • CKD as the principal diagnosis (excluding regular dialysis)
    3. CKD as an additional diagnosis
    4. Hospital procedures
    5. Population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      • Geographical location
      • Socioeconomic status
      • Region of birth
    6. Discussion
      • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1
      • Appendix 2
        • Methods
    • Glossary
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Chronic kidney disease hospitalisations in Australia 2000-01 to 2007-08. Cat. no. PHE 127. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 3 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468384>.