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Analysis of Mortality Trends for Rheumatic Heart Disease and Rheumatic Fever in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians
This project aimed to analyse the mortality trends of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and rheumatic fever in Australia between 1977 and 2005.
The project, coordinated by RHD Australia, examined national cause of death and population data, and RHD death data including specific information on:
- the number of deaths from RHD
- age-specific and age-adjusted death rates
- for the Northern Territory (NT) only, regression analysis of time trends over a 29 year period.
All analysis was undertaken by Indigenous status, gender, age at death, and for the NT: year of death.
Abstract adapted from RHD Australia
Colquhoun SM, Condon JR, Steer AC, Li SQ, Guthridge S, Carapetis JR (2015)
Disparity in mortality from rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous Australians.
Journal of the American Heart Association; 4: e001282
Retrieved 28 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001282
Colquhoun S, Condon J, Li SQ, Guthridge S, Carapetis J (2014)
Disparity in mortality rates from rheumatic heart disease in the Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.
Global Heart; 9(1 Supplement): e259-e260
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