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Women and heart disease: Cardiovascular profile of women in Australia

Cardiovascular disease is Australia’s biggest killer. This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) focuses on its impact on the health of Australian women – a group who may not be aware of how significant a threat this disease is to them. The report presents the latest data on prevalence, deaths, disability, hospitalisations, services, treatments, risk factors and expenditure, as well as comparisons to other important diseases among women.  This report is a useful resource for policy makers, researchers, health professionals and anyone interested in cardiovascular disease in Australian women. Click here to read the report.

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