31 Jan 2019

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...


3 Jul 2018

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.

Data portal

22 Dec 2017

A set of interactive maps that present data on chronic kidney disease, covering prevalence, treatment and deaths.


13 Nov 2017

This report documents the discussions of the inaugural “Indigenous patient voices: Gathering perspectives finding solutions for chronic and end-stage kidney disease symposium.”

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

Upper urinary tract stones are a common problem in Australia. This article presents guidelines regarding urolithiasis, from diagnosis, through to conservative and operative management, and prevention, as a reference for GPs and other primary care physicians.

Journal article

1 Jun 2017

Background Guidelines for early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) emphasise regular testing of kidney health in high-risk individuals. However, evidence suggests that CKD is not being adequately detected or appropriately managed in primary care. Aims Assess Australian general practitioners’ (GP) current practice in...


7 Dec 2016


Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can act as risk factors for other diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia. The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 only reported on the direct burden of...


4 Oct 2016

Summary: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease, where kidney function deteriorates to the extent that kidney replacement therapy (KRT) in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation is required to survive. This report estimates the total number...


7 Sep 2015


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is increasing in incidence globally. This report presents the first national statistical snapshot on AKI and its impact in Australia. The key findings show that AKI accounts for a considerable number of hospitalisations and deaths and further, that...


19 Nov 2014

Provides a comprehensive summary of the latest available data on the prevalence and incidence in the Australian population of these three chronic vascular diseases, acting alone or together. It examines age and sex characteristics and variations across population groups, by geographical location, and by socioeconomic...


24 Oct 2014

Summary: This report is the first in a series by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It describes deaths in the Australian population that result from 3 chronic diseases, acting alone or together: cardiovascular disease...


28 Nov 2006

Approximately one in seven (almost two million) Australian adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), where death is inevitable unless dialysis or a kidney transplant is performed. Sadly, people with CKD have a poor quality of life and an elevated risk...


6 Jul 2005

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; savings which do not seem to be transferred to the households...



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