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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

One in five First Nations Australians have signs of kidney disease.

Indigenous consultation participants

Kidney Health Australia is a trusted source of information and referral regarding the kidney health of people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A key priority is to work with local communities to address the inequities in care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People living with chronic kidney disease.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience disproportionate levels of kidney disease, regardless of whether they live in urban, regional or rural areas. Compared with the general population, they are twice as likely to develop kidney disease and four times as likely to die from kidney disease.

In remote and very remote areas of Australia, the incidence of kidney failure among First Nations Australians is especially high, with rates up to 20 times higher than those of comparable non-Indigenous peoples.

Kidney Health Australia works across the continuum of healthcare to support and improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families and communities impacted by kidney disease.

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