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Key Statistics: Coronary Heart Disease

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CHD includes heart attacks and angina, and is the leading cause of death in Australia1. Deaths from CHD represent 68,532 years of potential life lost in Australia.

Prevalence2

  • 2.4 per cent of people report they’re living with CHD
  • It’s more common for men (3.2 per cent) to report living with CHD than women (1.7 per cent)

Deaths3

  • CHD claims more lives than any other disease
  • It causes one in 10 deaths
  • CHD kills one person every 30 minutes
  • ​There are 48 deaths due to CHD every day

Hospitalisations4

  • Approximately 443 per day
  • More than twice as many men hospitalised, compared to women

 

References

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2019, Causes of Death 2018, cat. no. 3303.0, September Ischaemic heart disease or Coronary Heart Disease accounted for the second highest number of years of potential life lost (68,532). It has both the highest number of deaths and the highest number of premature deaths (more than 6,000) 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018, National Health Survey 2017-18, Data customised using TableBuilder 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2019, Causes of Death 2018, cat. no. 3303.0, September 4 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019, National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)

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