Abbreviations and symbols


ABS             Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACT             Australian Capital Territory

AIHW          Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ARF             acute rheumatic fever

BPG             Benzylbenzathine penicillin G

NSW            New South Wales

NT               Northern Territory

Qld              Queensland

RHD             rheumatic heart disease

SA                South Australia

Strep A       Group A streptococcal infection

Tas              Tasmania

Vic               Victoria

WA              Western Australia

WHO            World Health Organization


—               nil or rounded to zero

. .                not applicable

n.p.             not publishable because of small numbers, confidentiality or other concerns about the quality of the data