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released: 17 May 2002 media release

Australia's Children: their health and wellbeing 2002 is the second national report on the health of children in Australia. It provides comprehensive information on the current and long-term status of children's health, and on the risk and protective factors influencing their health and wellbeing.The 2002 report builds on the previous report by examining in more detail the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and children living in metropolitan, rural and remote areas. It is an important reference for anyone interested in child health.

ISBN 978 1 74024 182 3; Cat. no. PHE 36; 359pp.; $40.00

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Australia's children 2002:Their Health and Wellbeing


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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (171KPDF)
    • Title and verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Summary (separate 52KPDF)
  • Sections
    1. Background information
      1. Introduction and data issues (107 PDF)
      2. Population characteristics (253KPDF)
    2. Mortality, morbidity, disability and burden of disease
      1. Mortality (a: 238KPDF; b: 359KPDF)
      2. Morbidity (a: 313KPDF; b: 488KPDF; c: 309K PDF)
      3. Disability (208KPDF)
      4. Burden of disease (166KPDF)
    3. Maternal, perinatal and infant conditions
      1. Maternal and infant conditions (a: 345KPDF; b: 311KPDF)
      2. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) (196KPDF)
      3. Congenital malformations (393KPDF)
    4. Vaccine-preventable and other communicable diseases
      1. Vaccine-preventable diseases (a: 257KPDF; b: 340 PDF; c: 286KPDF; d: 278KPDF)
      2. Other communicable diseases (357KPDF)
    5. Chronic diseases
      1. Asthma (229KPDF)
      2. Diabetes (186KPDF)
      3. Cancer (368KPDF)
      4. Other chronic diseases (203KPDF)
      5. Mental health problems and disorders (a: 325KPDF; b: 372KPDF)
    6. Oral health
      1. Dental health (159KPDF)
    7. Injury
      1. External causes of injury (a: 327KPDF; b: 426KPDF)
    8. Risk and protective factors
      1. Family environment (321KPDF)
      2. Biological and behavioural factors (418KPDF)
    9. Health services
      1. Health services to individuals (145KPDF)
  • End matter (289KPDF)
    • Abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • Data sources and methods
    • References
    • List of figures
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

Al-Yaman F, Bryant M & Sargeant H 2002. Australia's children 2002: Their health and wellbeing. Cat. no. PHE 36. Canberra: AIHW.