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Heart disease statistics

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the term used for heart, stroke and blood vessel diseases. It's the leading cause of death in Australia with 45,600 deaths in Australia in 2011.

Despite recent improvements, it remains one of the biggest burdens on our economy. CVD affects more than 3.7 million Australians. 1.4 million people are prevented from living a full life because of CVD related disability. Follow the links below to find trusted information about heart and cardiovascular disease statistics.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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LiveLighter - Cardiovascular Disease and the link between overweight and obesity

Overweight and obese are terms used to describe the body weight of people who are carrying excess body fat. To determine whether someone is overweight or obese, their body mass index (BMI) is calculated using their height and weight.

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Congestive Heart Failure | myVMC

Congestive heart failure is characterised by the heart not being able to pump enough blood around the body. It affects 13% of Australians over 65.

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Plain language review of cardiovascular health among Indigenous Australians Plain language Cardiovascular health (HeartInfoNet) Chronic conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


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Smoking Statistics | myVMC

Smoking statistics for Australia: How many people die from smoking every year? Who smokes, and how often do they smoke? How many people try to quit, and how many are successful? What is the economic impact of smoking?

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Male reproductive health statistics | Andrology Australia

Male reproductivehealth statistics Male reproductive health disorders are disorders of the reproductive system such as testicular cancer, male infertility, prostate disease (including prostate cancer), erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency.

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Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is a debilitating chronic disease in its own right, but can also contribute to, or be impacted by, other prominent chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus.

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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) | myVMC

Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder in which cysts grow on and enlarge the kidneys causing hypertension and kidney failure.

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Most common health concerns for the female Australian population | myVMC

Centre for women's health and fitness care information Australia, Woman's sexual health care,

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Discussing Obesity With a Friend or Loved One | myVMC

Discussing obesity - Obesity (Weight) how to communicate with a loved one or friend about their weight written by health professionals

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Aboriginal Health

There are an estimated 152, 685 Aboriginal people living in NSW, comprising 29 per cent of the total Aboriginal population in Australia and representing the largest Aboriginal population of any State or Territory in Australia.

Read more on NSW Health website

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