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released: 30 Jan 2015 author: AIHW media release

This is the first report in the Australian Burden of Disease Study series. It provides estimates of fatal burden for 2010 showing the contribution of each disease group by age and sex. The three leading disease groups were Cancer (35%), Cardiovascular diseases (23%) and Injuries (13%), and these contributed more than 70% of total fatal burden.

ISSN 2204-4108; ISBN 978-1-74249-682-5; Cat. no. BOD 1; 65pp.; $28

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Key findings
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is burden of disease?
      • How are burden of disease studies used?
      • Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011
        • First phase
        • Second phase
      • Purposes and context of this report
      • Scope
    • 2 Data sources and methods
      • Cause list
        • Development of the cause list
        • Structure of the cause list
      • Deaths data
        • Mortality data sources
        • Versions of mortality data
        • Accounting for late registrations
        • Accounting for year-to-year variation
      • Redistribution of deaths
      • Standard life table
        • Life expectancy and life tables
        • Choice of standard life table
        • Standard life tables used in global studies
      • Years of life lost
        • What are YLL?
        • How are YLL calculated?
    • 3 Comparability of YLL estimates between studies
    • 4 Results
      • Does fatal burden differ by age and sex?
      • How does fatal burden differ by disease group?
      • What are the leading causes of fatal burden?
      • Age patterns in YLL for selected disease groups
    • 5 International comparisons of fatal burden
      • Estimates of disease burden-not comparable between studies
      • Estimates of disease burden can be compared within the same study
    • 6 Discussion
      • Methodological developments
      • Limitations
      • Future work
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Additional tables
    • Appendix B: Methods used for redistribution of deaths
      • How are deaths redistributed?
      • Redistribution results
      • Impact of redistribution
    • Appendix C: Statistical methods and technical notes
      • Age-specific rates
      • Age-standardised rates
      • Rate ratio
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease 2010. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 1. Cat. no. BOD 1. Canberra: AIHW.

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