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
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?