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released: 26 Sep 2001 author: AIHW media release

Australian Health Trends 2001 outlines key trends in the health of Australians using the latest statistics and other available information. In particular the report examines health status, health service utilisation and determinants of health.More than 80 different health 'indicators' are used, with each indicator presented as a combination of descriptive text, a table and a graph.This report will be useful for all people interested in public health, including students, academic researchers and policy makers, as well as the general public.

ISBN 978 1 74024 132 8; Cat. no. PHE 24; 114pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (115K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Foreword
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (85K PDF)
    2. Some trends in the health of Australians in the twentieth century (724K PDF)
    3. The health of Australians (715K PDF)
      • Annual growth rate of the Australian population
      • Life expectancy at birth
      • Total death rate
      • Major causes of death
      • Potential years of life lost before age
      • Self-reported prevalence of disability
      • Self-reported prevalence of core activity restriction
      • Expected years of life with disability and core activity restriction
    4. The health of subpopulations
      • Indigenous population size (789K PDF)
      • Indigenous death rate for all causes
      • Indigenous infant mortality rate
      • Indigenous death rate for cardiovascular disease
      • Net overseas migration rate
      • Death rates among Australian-born and overseas-born persons
      • Crude birth rate
      • Total fertility rate and median age of mother at confinement
      • Births to teenagers, and to women aged 35 and over
      • Infant mortality rate
      • Perinatal mortality (769K PDF)
      • Low birthweight infants
      • Major birth defects rate
      • Sudden infant death syndrome rate
      • Death rate for accidental drowning, children aged 1 - 4 years
      • Mean DMFT score and decay-free rate in 12-year-old children
      • Population aged 65 and over, and 80 and over
      • Life expectancy at age
      • Death rate for degenerative diseases among persons aged 65 and over
      • Prevalence of edentulism
    5. National Health Priority Areas
      • Death rate for coronary heart disease (901K PDF)
      • Hospital separation rate for coronary heart disease
      • Procedures for coronary heart disease
      • Death rate for stroke
      • Incidence and death rates for all cancers
      • Incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer
      • Incidence and death rates for cancer of the trachea, bronchus and lung
      • Incidence and death rates for melanoma
      • Incidence and death rates for non-melanocytic skin cancers
      • Incidence and death rates for breast cancer
      • Incidence and death rates for cervical cancer
      • Incidence and death rates for prostate cancer (796K PDF)
      • Death rate for all causes of injury
      • Death rate for road vehicle accidents
      • Hospital separation rate for road vehicle accidents
      • Death rate for accidental falls among persons aged 65 and over
      • Death rate for accidents due to fire, burns and scalds among persons aged 55 and over
      • Death rate from overdose of heroin, methadone or other opiates
      • Death rate for suicide and self-inflicted injury
      • Death rate for homicide and injury purposely inflicted by other persons
      • Death rate for diabetes
      • Death rate for asthma
    6. Health determinants and risk factors
      • Proportion of 1-year-olds fully immunised (617K PDF)
      • Incidence rates for pertussis, measles and meningococcal disease
      • Newly diagnosed HIV infection
      • Incidence and death rates for AIDS
      • Notification rates for sexually transmitted diseases
      • Rates of new and reactivated cases of tuberculosis
      • Apparent consumption of fats
      • Apparent consumption of fruit and vegetables (676K PDF)
      • Apparent consumption of sugars
      • Proportion of 25 - 64-year-olds who are considered overweight
      • Proportion of 25 - 64-year-olds with high total blood cholesterol
      • Proportion of 25 - 64-year-olds who drink alcohol at hazardous or harmful levels
      • Proportion of 25 - 64-year-olds engaged in physical activity
      • Proportion of persons aged 16 years and over who currently smoke
      • Proportion of 25 - 64 year olds with high blood pressure
    7. Health service delivery, costs and performance (747K PDF)
      • Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP
      • Health expenditure per person
      • Medical services expenditure per person
      • Acute care hospital expenditure per person
      • Home and community care expenditure per person aged 65 years and over
      • Employment in the health industry
      • Numbers of health professionals
      • Acute care hospital beds
      • Residential aged care places and community aged care packages for persons aged 70 years and over
    8. Health service utilisation and access (661K PDF)
      • Acute care hospital separation rate
      • Average length of stay in acute care hospitals
      • Acute care hospital patient days
      • Medical consultations per person
      • Organ and tissue transplants, and donor rate
      • Use of dental services by adults
      • Proportion of the population with private health insurance
  • End matter (389K PDF)
    • Abbreviations, acronyms and symbols
    • References

Recommended citation

de Looper M & Bhatia K 2001. Australian health trends 2001. Cat. no. PHE 24. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467286>.

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