This is a data update for the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with updated data available for 9 measures. The level of access for cardiac-related health services is improving for Indigenous Australians. While the mortality rate from cardiac conditions is falling among the Indigenous population, it is still higher than among non-Indigenous Australians.
- Cat. no: IHW 274
The level of access for cardiac-related health services is improving among Indigenous Australians
Indigenous Australians are less likely than non-Indigenous Australians to receive treatment after a heart attack
Between 2006 and 2020, the mortality rate from cardiac conditions for Indigenous Australians fell by 26%
Mortality rate from cardiac conditions for Indigenous Australians is 1.8 times that for non-Indigenous Australians