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released: 31 May 2002 author: AIHW media release

Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2001 provides statistical overviews of a number of long-lasting conditions, disorders and illnesses that comprise the quality of life of a large number of Australians. In particular, the report examines the burden of disease associated with a set of chronic diseases in the context of their long course through life, persistent effects and associated disability. Heart problems, a variety of cancers, several lung diseases, diabetes, arthritis, depression and dental caries are some of the chronic disease and conditions covered. Risk factors leading to or contributing to these factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and excess weight are also examined.

ISBN 978 1 74024 153 3; Cat. no. PHE 33; 157pp.; Internet only

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AIHW 2002. Chronic diseases and associated risk factors in Australia, 2001. Cat. no. PHE 33. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 June 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467343>.

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