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released: 1 Jun 2010 author: AIHW

Cardiovascular disease is Australia's biggest killer. This report provides a summary of cardiovascular disease and its impact on the health of Australian women. Women and heart disease: summary presents the key findings of its companion report, Women and heart disease: cardiovascular profile of women in Australia and looks at prevalence, deaths, disability, hospitalisations, medical services, treatments, risk factors and health care expenditure, as well as comparisons with other important diseases among women.

ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978-1-74249-016-8; Cat. no. CVD 50; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Title and verso page
  • Summary 
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The key findings
  • Women in Australia
  • How serious is cardiovascular disease?
  • What puts women at risk of cardiovascular disease?
  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Women and men
  • Data gaps
  • Implications
  • Acknowledgments

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Women and heart disease: summary. Cat. no. CVD 50. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 April 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468370>.

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