Source: AIHW analysis of ABS Microdata: Australian Health Survey, Core Contentâ€”Risk Factors and Selected Health Conditions, 2011â€“12. The study found that almost 40 per cent of the patients had diabetes, and a third of them did not even know they had the disease. CKD remains a highly under-diagnosed condition―only 10% of the survey respondents who showed biomedical signs of CKD also self-reported that they had the condition. In 2011–12, an estimated 590,000 Australians aged 18 and over (3% of the adult population) had CHD, based on self-reported data. The ageing population helps explain the increase in western countries. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost seven times more likely to die from diabetes than other Australians (MacRae et al, 2012). In general, the amount of people with a permanent hearing loss increases significantly with age with males experiencing relatively higher levels of hearing loss.
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