Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2004) Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 09 June 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2004). Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004. AIHW, 2004.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004. Canberra: AIHW; 2004.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004, Heart, stroke and vascular diseases, Australian facts 2004, AIHW, Canberra.
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This publication presents the latest facts and figures on cardiovascular disease and its impact on the Australian community. It is the third report in a series by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease. Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Heart Foundation of Australia, this is a comprehensive source of information covering patterns of cardiovascular health and illness among Australians, their associated risk factors, treatment and management of the disease. This valuable compilation will be relevant to the broader community as well as policy makers, health professionals and researchers interested in cardiovascular health.
The prevention and control of heart, stroke and vascular diseases remain a significant challenge for Australia. Despite major falls in death rates over the past 30 years and advances in treatment and care, heart, stroke and vascular diseases collectively are still Australia’s leading cause of premature death and disability. They are also the most expensive disease group in Australia in terms of health expenditure. Some groups within the community have much higher rates of illness and death from these diseases than others, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage.
There is a continuing need to inform the public, health professionals and policy makers about the considerable scope for prevention, progress in treatment and care, and those people who may need extra attention. Heart, Stroke and Vascular Diseases—Australian Facts 2004 is the third report in a series by the National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease. It aims to present information and statistics about:
A major theme in this edition is health inequalities. A table summarising available data on health inequalities is provided for each of the diseases and risk factors.
Preliminary material (193K PDF): Contributors; Acknowledgements; Highlights (98K PDF)
End matter: Methods and data sources; Abbreviations; Symbols
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