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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Australian Burden of Disease Study impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011 (AIHW)

Australian Burden of Disease Study-impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011 analyses the impact of nearly 200 diseases and injuries in terms of living with illness (non-fatal burden) and premature death (fatal burden.

The study found that chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, mental and substance use disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions, along with injury contributed the most burden in Australia in 2011. Almost one third of the overall disease burden could be prevented by removing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco use, high body mass, alcohol use, physical inactivity and high blood pressure.

Media release: Less disease and injury burden since 2003-more improvements possible

Download report: Australian Burden of Disease Study-impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011

View web page: Burden of disease

View video presentations: These presentations explain information used in the Australian Burden of Disease Study.

* What is burden of disease?
* What are the key results
* What are the health risk factors?

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