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updated: 25 Jun 2014 author: AIHW media release

Australia’s health 2014—in brief presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 14th biennial report on the nation’s health.

ISBN 978-1-74249-576-7; Cat. no. AUS 181; 66pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Table of contents
    • More paths to information online
  • Body section
    • Section 1 The good news
      • Living longer
      • Feelin' all right
      • Smoking rates still falling, fewer people drinking
      • Vaccination rates getting better
      • Cancer death rates falling, survival improving
      • Fewer heart attacks and strokes
      • Asthma and COPD death rates improving
      • Injury deaths down
    • Section 2 Could do better
      • Chronic problems for the future
      • Mental disorders
      • Too much weight, not enough exercise
      • Diabetes on the rise
      • Eating well?
      • Some problems with alcohol and drugs
      • Dementia numbers rising
    • Section 3 Life stages
      • Our population is growing and ageing
      • Mothers and babies
      • Childhood (5-14 years)
      • Young people (15-24 years)
      • Working age (25-64 years)
      • Ageing
      • How are we dying?
    • Section 4 Not faring so well
      • Promising signs, but room for improvementin Indigenous health
      • Section 5Behind the scenes
      • How large is the Indigenous health gap?
      • What are the causes of the health gap?
      • Rural and remote areas
      • Socioeconomic disadvantage
      • Health of people with disability
    • Section 5 Behind the scenes
      • Primary health care and prevention
      • Bulk-billing, medical practitioners and insurance
      • Medications
      • Call an ambulance
      • Hospitals
      • More people treated on time in emergency departments
      • Waiting for elective surgery
    • Section 6 What lies ahead?
      • The increasing costs of the health system
      • 'Australia's greatest health challenge'-chronic diseases
      • Information needs for the future

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australia's health 2014—in brief. Australia's health no. 14. Cat. no. AUS 181. Canberra: AIHW.