Deaths among all Australians with ARF

Twenty one deaths were recorded on the Registers in 2013–2017 among people who had an ARF diagnosis (these people had ARF only—people with ARF and RHD diagnoses were analysed as RHD deaths). The individuals could have died from any cause, as cause of death is not captured. Most of these deaths were of Indigenous Australians (19 deaths), and 16 deaths occurred in the NT. Among the Indigenous Australians who died, 2 were aged between 15 and 24 years and 6 were aged 25–44 years. The remainder died before turning 65.