Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Australia

The Heart Foundation has analysed and mapped the hotspots for cardiovascular disease across Australia.

The data, released in August 2014, has been analysed from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Health Survey 2011/12 and is based on Australians aged 18 years of age and over. It does not include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and due to the low population and insufficient ABS data, we are unable to provide a true representation of CVD prevalence in the Northern Territory.

The data shows Australians living outside capital cities are at significantly greater risk (26%) of the nation’s biggest killer, CVD, with one in four people living in regional and rural areas are suffering from the disease compared to one in five in metropolitan areas.

CVD Prevalence Maps are available as seperate states and territories with details of regions:

 

Notes on data:

The data is not age standardised (as this could not be done by the ABS at low levels), and is based on the Australian Health Survey 2011/12 results. The CVD prevalence tables and maps are for persons aged 18+ only and do not include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CVD prevalence includes all persons aged 18+ with diseases of the circulatory system which includes a range of circulatory conditions such as ischaemic heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, oedema, heart failure, and diseases of the arteries, arterioles and capillaries.

Due to the low population and insufficient ABS data, we are unable to provide a true representation of CVD prevalence in the Northern Territory.

Data overview - CVD Prevalence Maps.

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