This report presents a demographic and health profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with kidney disease. The aim of this report is inform future policy development and service planning relating to kidney health among Indigenous people.
This article presents the findings for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, determining the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), kidney disease and associated risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia.
Action is urgently needed to address the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have at least six times the age-standardised incidence of end-stage kidney disease requiring treatment as non-Indigenous Australians.
This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.
Australians as a whole enjoy good health, but the benefits are not shared equally by all. People who are socioeconomically disadvantaged have, on average, greater levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This report uses latest available data to measure socioeconomic...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common, costly and often detected too late to be reversible. This report compares the most reliable national estimates of the prevalence of CKD to date from two national surveys.
Home dialysis and home detention are home-based public services increasingly used in Samoan households living in Aotearoa/New Zealand. They are cheaper than institutionally-provided hospital and correctional services and save the government millions of dollars. This thesis considers the role of housing in Samoan families living...