Abbreviations and symbols


ABS              Australian Bureau of Statistics

AIHW           Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ARF              acute rheumatic fever

BPG             Benzathine penicillin G

NSW            New South Wales

NT               Northern Territory

Qld              Queensland

RHD             rheumatic heart disease

RFDS           Royal Flying Doctor Service

SA                South Australia

Strep A       Group A Streptococcal infection

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