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released: 23 Feb 2001 author: Ridolfo B & Stevenson C media release

Provides a comprehensive estimate of deaths and hospital separations caused by tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. The report presents revised aetiological faction estimates attributing deaths and hospital separations from each of a range of specific illnesses and injuries to tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. It also presents estimates of 1998 deaths and potential years of life lost and 1997-98 hospital separations and patient days attributable to each of these drugs based on the revised fractions.

ISSN 1442 7230; ISBN 978 1 74024 097 0; Cat. no. PHE 29; 175pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (86K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • Summary (30K PDF)
    • Preface
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (41K PDF)
    2. Cancer in Australia (116K PDF)
      • Methods of quantification of drug-caused morbidity and mortality
      • Conditions included in this report
      • Aetiological fractions selected for revision
      • Prevalence of exposure data
    3. Alcohol (163K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Revised aetiological fractions for alcohol
      • Aetiological fractions for alcohol left unrevised
    4. Tobacco (184K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Revised aetiological fractions for tobacco
      • Unrevised aetiological fractions for tobacco
    5. Illicit drugs (83K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • Revised aetiological fractions for illicit drugs
      • Unrevised aetiological fractions for illicit drugs
    6. Attributable mortality in 1998 (64K PDF)
      • Alcohol
      • Tobacco
      • Illicit drugs
    7. Attributable hospital separations in 1998 (64K PDF)
      • Alcohol
      • Tobacco
      • Illicit drugs
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Partial aetiological fractions for alcohol using low consumption as the reference level (105K PDF)
    • Appendix B: Studies reviewed in revising relative risk estimates (119K PDF)
    • References (79K PDF)

Recommended citation

Ridolfo B & Stevenson C 2001. The quantification of drug-caused mortality and morbidity in Australia, 1998. Drug Statistics Series no. 7. Cat. no. PHE 29. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467226>.