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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
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