Deaths among all Australians with ARF

In 2014–2018, there were 21 deaths recorded among people with a diagnosis of ARF only (people with ARF and RHD diagnoses were analysed as RHD deaths). These individuals could have died from any cause, as cause of death is not captured on registers. Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 deaths were recorded, with 15 deaths occurring in the Northern Territory. Three of those who died were aged 15–24 years.