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Table 1 Datasets – purpose and references

From: Current and projected burden of heart failure in the Australian adult population: a substantive but still ill-defined major health issue

Datasets Purpose Reference
Population profile
 - Australian Demographics Statistics 2014 To obtain data representating the Australian population by sex and age as calculated on 30 June 2014 ABS [10]
Incident cases
 - Incidence and aetiology of heart failure; a population-based study To determine the population incidence of heart failure data by sex and age groups Cowie et al. [15]
 - Quantifying the heart failure epidemic: prevalence, incidence rate, lifetime risk and prognosis of heart failure: The Rotterdam Study Bleumink et al. [16]
Prevalent cases
 - Congestive heart failure in the community a study of all incident cases in Olmsted County, Minnesota in 1991 To determine the population prevalence of heart failure data by sex and age groups Senni et al. [17]
 - Prevalence of heart failure and systolic ventricular dysfunction in older Australians: the Canberra Heart Study Abhayaratna et al. [8]
 - Quantifying the heart failure epidemic: prevalence, incidence rate, lifetime risk and prognosis of HF: The Rotterdam Study Bleumink et al. [16]
Hospital activity
 - Heart Failure Incidence, Case Fatality, and Hospitalisation Rates in Western Australia Between 1990 and 2005 To evaluate the hospital burden of heart failure Teng et al. [9]
Cost and burden of HF
 - Pressure points in primary care: blood pressure and management of hypertension in 532,050 patients from 2005 to 2010 To investigate the primary care burden of heart failure Carrington et al. [4]
 - Impact of Home Versus Clinic-Based Management of Chronic Heart failure The WHICH? Multicenter, Randomized Trial To calculate the financial burden of heart failure Stewart et al. [18]
Future projection
 - Population Projections, Australia, 2012 (base) to 2101 To calculate the projection data to 2030 ABS [11]