Kidney disease is a chronic condition which is often associated with other chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. If kidney disease is detected early enough, the progress of the disease can be slowed and sometimes halted .
The proportion of people who reported having kidney disease (1.8%) was about the same as in 2012–13 (1.7%).
The proportion of people with kidney disease was:
- around double for females (2.3%) when compared with males (1.2%)
- higher for people living in remote areas (3.4%) than non-remote areas (1.4%).
Eight per cent of people aged 55 years and over reported having kidney disease.
1. Better Health Channel, Kidney disease, 2018, <https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/kidney-disease
>; last accessed 14/11/2019.