Chronic conditions

Chronic conditions are defined by their long-lasting and ongoing effects.  Once present, they often continue throughout a person’s life, which requires the need for long-term management by the individual and their health professional teams.  They can also be referred to as non-communicable diseases or long-term conditions [35151].

More broadly, chronic conditions include infectious diseases that persist in the long-term, for example, hepatitis B and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and disorders or disability stemming from injury[35151].

For the purposes of this information page we have included the most common chronic conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia as per the 2021 Census [45577].  These have been categorised by funded or unfunded topics as per our contract with the Department of Health and Aged Care.




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