Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors – AIHW – 11 December 2009

Posted on December 11, 2009. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg, Chronic Disease Mgmt, Diabetes, Nephrology, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors

Authored by AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) account for around a quarter of the burden of disease in Australia, and just under two-thirds of all deaths. These three diseases often occur together and share risk factors, such as physical inactivity, overweight and obesity, and high blood pressure. This report includes information on the national prevalence of the main risk factors for CVD, CKD and diabetes as well as population initiatives and individual services that aim to prevent or control these risk factors. It shows the prevalence of some risk factors is increasing-notably obesity, which rose from 11% of adults in 1995 to 24% in 2007-08. This is the first report to present a systematic approach to monitor prevention in Australia, providing a baseline for future monitoring.”

Published 11 December 2009; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 984 3; AIHW cat. no. PHE 118; 140pp. 

Australian Government Reaction – Funding Supports Local Communities to Take Action on Obesity  –  11 December 2009

“Local government areas will receive a funding boost from the Rudd Government to foster healthier lifestyles in their communities, as the release of a sobering report shows risk factors of chronic disease continue to rise.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors, says the prevalence of some risk factors – such as obesity is increasing.” … continues on the website

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