Skip to content
Please select category from the dropdown list below.
Indigenous people living in remote regions have high rates of mortality compared with non-Indigenous Australians due to renal disease. This study assessed the predictive value of albuminuria for non-renal and renal deaths in a remote Indigenous community over a follow-up period of over 14 years. The study concluded that Albuminuria was a remarkable predictor for all-cause natural death over an average of 14 years follow-up interval in this Indigenous community.
Abstract adapted from Clinical Kidney Journal
This report presents the first detailed analysis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comparative to the non-Indigenous Australian population. Previous information on CKD in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the national level has been limited to high-level summary information. Using a variety of data sources (i.e., Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry, AIHW Disease Expenditure Database), the current report presents detailed information on CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) including, prevalence and incidence; hospitalisation; mortality; co-morbidity; risk factors; remoteness; health service use and expenditure; quality of life; and burden of disease. The report summates that Indigenous people, especially those who live in remote communities, are more likely to have ESRD, and are more likely to be hospitalised, and/or die as a result of CKD compared with non-Indigenous Australians.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract