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Table 2 Australian adult population (aged ≥ 45 years) and estimated incident and prevalent cases of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and all hospital activity associated with a primary or secondary composite diagnosis of heart failure

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

Age (years) Population Incident casesa Prevalent cases Hospital admissionsb (primary/secondary) LOSg (days)
Men
 45–54 1,513,403 454 (0.3)c 77,171 (5.1 %)e 18,732 (123.8)g 114,298
 55–64 1,283,890 2,831 (2.2)d 94,992 (7.4 %)e 15,747 (122.7)g 95,191
 65–74 879,090 7,085 (8.1)d 56,376 (6.4 %)f 16,802 (191.1)g 113,030
 75+ 606,842 16,498 (27.2)d 86,488 (14.3 %)f 21,363 (352.0)g 168,600
 Total 4,283,225 26,867 (6.3) 315,027 (7.4 %) 72,644 (169.6) 491,119
Women
 45–54 1,543,002 154 (0.1)c 15,428 (1.0 %)e 18,680 (121.1)g 113,985
 55–64 1,306,222 2,876 (2.2)d 28,734 (2.2 %)e 15,655 (119.8)g 94,687
 65–74 899,957 7,281 (8.1)d 28,760 (3.2 %)f 14,783 (164.3)g 99,466
 75+ 832,122 24,268 (29.2)d 88,433 (10.6 %)f 25,576 (307.4)g 206,856
 Total 4,581,303 34,580 (7.5) 161,355 (3.5 %) 74,703 (163.1) 514,994
  1. LOS length of stay
  2. aCases per 1,000 person-year in the parentheses; badmissions rate per 10,000 person-year in the parentheses; primary or secondary composite diagnosis of heart failure
  3. Key statistics used for estimation cCowie et al., dBleumink et al., eSenni et al., fAbhayaratna et al., gTeng et al.