Deaths among all Australians with ARF

In 2013–2017, there were 21 deaths recorded on the Registers among people with ARF (these people had ARF only—people with ARF and RHD diagnoses were analysed as RHD deaths).  The cases could have died from any cause, as cause of death has not been analysed. Most of these deaths were in Indigenous Australians (19 deaths), and 16 deaths occurred in the NT. Among the Indigenous people who died, 2 were aged between 15 and 24 years and 6 were aged 25–44 years. The remainder died before turning 65.