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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.

Read more on LiveLighter website

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

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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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Seniors Issues | Epilepsy Action Australia

The incidence of epilepsy is higher in older persons than in children. Despite this, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Read more.

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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.

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Metabolic syndrome - myDr.com.au

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Lifestyle changes are the first step in its treatment.

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Diabetes globally

Diabetes Globally Diabetes is recognised as the worlds fastest growing chronic condition

Read more on Diabetes Australia website

Lipoprotein Subfraction Testing - Lab Tests Online AU

This type of testing is only available through research or other specialised laboratories in Australia and is rarely used at present

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Encouraging adherenceto longterm medication | Issue 4 | Volume 40 | Australian Prescriber | Australian Prescriber

Non-adherence to medicines is common in patients with chronic disease and in those prescribed preventive medication....

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