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Analysis of mortality trends for rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

 

Overview

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 RHDAustralia, examined national cause of death and population data, and RHD death data including specific information on:

All analysis was undertaken by Indigenous status, gender, age at death, and for the NT: year of death.

Abstract adapted from RHDAustralia

Contacts

Samantha Colquhoun
Project Manager
RHDAustralia
Building 58
Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8944 1336
Email: info@rhdaustralia.org.au
Email: samantha.colquhoun@menzies.edu.au

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Last updated: 16 October 2013
 
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