This web report is part of Australian Centre for Monitoring Population Health
Heart, stroke and vascular disease: Australian facts provides key information for monitoring cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Australian population, focussing on cardiovascular risk factors, major subtypes, treatment and impact. Incidence, prevalence, hospitalisation and mortality are described for each disease, with additional analysis of priority population groups. An interactive data tool allows for further exploration of CVD hospitalisation and mortality data.
- Cat. no: CVD 92
6.2% of adults (1.2 million) had 1 or more conditions related to heart, stroke or vascular disease in 2017–18
56,700 acute coronary events (heart attack or unstable angina) among people in 2020 –around 155 every day
39,500 stroke events in 2020–more than 100 every day
CVD was the underlying cause of 42,700 deaths (25% of all deaths) in 2021
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