Stemming the tide: reducing cardiovascular disease and renal failure in Australian Aborigines.

@article{Hoy1999StemmingTT,
  title={Stemming the tide: reducing cardiovascular disease and renal failure in Australian Aborigines.},
  author={Wendy E Hoy and A M Kelly and Susan P. Jacups and K McKendry and Paul Baker and Sandra D Macdonald and Zhiqiang Wang and N Punguatji and J Kerinauia and Eric Tipiloura and Claire Harrison},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={480-3}
}
An epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) has developed among Aborigines in the Northern Territory; CVD deaths increased over the 1980s (tripling among women!), and are now more than five times those of non-Aboriginal people, while ESRD rates are increasing more than 20-fold and are doubling every three to four years. Dialysis costs (>$75,000 per person/year) pose a crisis for health care budgets, but premature mortality is the greater human catastrophe… CONTINUE READING

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