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released: 21 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

The incidence of end-stage kidney disease is an important indicator of the health of the Australian population and valuable for healthcare planning. In the past we have been limited to counting only individuals treated with dialysis or transplant. However it is recognised that many people with end-stage kidney disease might not receive these treatments for a variety of reasons. This report presents a new method for counting the total incidence of end-stage kidney disease which also includes those not treated with dialysis or transplant. This method indicates that for every new case treated with dialysis or transplant there is one that is not, although the vast majority of these are elderly.

ISBN 978-1-74249-178-3; Cat. no. PHE 143; 60pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title & verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • New method for estimating the total incidence of ESKD
      • Key results
  • Body content
    1. Introduction
    2. Data set construction and methods
      • Data sources
        • Extracting the data
      • Data linkage
        • Characteristics of the linked data set
      • Deaths
        • Non-KRT-treated cases
        • KRT-treated cases
    1. Estimated total incidence of ESKD
    2. KRT-treated and non-KRT-treated cases
    3. State and territory results
      • Total incidence
      • KRT-treated cases and non-KRT-treated cases
      • Deaths
    1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • Total incidence
      • KRT-treated and non-KRT-treated cases
      • Deaths
    1. Discussion
      • Key findings
      • New methods in this analysis
      • Sensitivity analysis
      • Future improvements to methods
      • Important new information on total incidence
      • Future analysis
      • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1
      • Additional tables and figures
      • Sensitivity analysis
    • Appendix 2
      • Data sources
        • Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry
        • AIHW National Mortality Database
        • National Death Index
      • Methods
        • Age-standardised rates
        • Significance testing
        • Populations used in this report
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
  • Additional material: Geographic location (ASGC), socioeconomic status (SEIFA) and methods [162KB PDF]

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. Minor correction of typo in summary - 'one quarter' changed to 'one-tenth'. (12 Sep 2011)
    End-stage kidney disease in Australia: total incidence, 2003-2007 (1.5MB PDF)
  2. Additional material: geographic location (ASGC), socioeconomic status (SEIFA) and methods added (20 Apr 2011)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. End-stage kidney disease in Australia: total incidence, 2003-2007. Cat. no. PHE 143. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419269>.

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