In 2015, 2.1% of the disease burden in Australia was due to impaired kidney function (including chronic kidney disease).
These estimates reflect the amount of burden that could have been avoided if all people in Australia did not have impaired kidney function.
Impaired kidney function was causally linked to 6 diseases—chronic kidney disease, coronary heart disease, dementia, stroke, gout and peripheral vascular disease.
How much burden was attributable to impaired kidney function?
Impaired kidney function was responsible for 98% of chronic kidney disease burden, 12% of gout burden, 10% of peripheral vascular disease burden, 8% of dementia burden, 6% of coronary heart disease burden and 4% of stroke burden.