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released: 22 Jun 2004 author: AIHW media release

Australia's Health 2004 is the ninth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services expenditure. The report also includes a special chapter on the health of older Australians. Australia's Health 2004 is an essential reference and information resource for all Australians with an interest in health.

ISSN 1032 6138; ISBN 978 1 74024 382 7; Cat. no. AUS 44; 528pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (346K PDF; 68K RTF) 1
    • Title and verso pages
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Editorial team and contributors
    • Contents
    • Editorial team
    • Chapter coordinators
    • External contributors/Referees
    • AIHW contributors
    • Preface
    • Overview-Australia's Health 2004
  • Sections
    1. Introduction176K PDF; 49K RTF) 1
      1. Understanding health
      2. The role of health information
      3. The Australian health system
      4. Structure of the report
    2. Health of Australians(368K PDF; 1.2M RTF) 1
      1. Aspects of health
      2. Functioning and disability
      3. Morbidity and illness (381K PDF) 1
      4. Injuries
      5. Mortality
      6. Non-communicable diseases(782K PDF) 1
      7. Communicable diseases
    3. Determinants of health(366K PDF; 536K RTF) 1
      1. Biomedical factors
      2. Genetic factors
      3. Health behaviours(460K PDF) 1
      4. Socio-economic characteristics
      5. Environmental factors
    4. Population health(430K PDF; 620K RTF) 1
      1. Mothers and babies
      2. Children and young people
      3. Overseas-born people
      4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      5. Socioeconomically disadvantaged people(314K PDF) 1
      6. Health of people in rural and remote areas
      7. Health status of veterans
      8. Health of prisoners
      9. Health conditions of people with a disability
    5. Health resources (404K PDF; 1.2M RTF) 1
      1. Introduction
      2. Health expenditure
      3. Funding of health expenditure
      4. Health workforce(288K PDF) 1
    6. Health services(433K PDF; 1M RTF) 1
      1. Hospitals
      2. Private medical practice
      3. Dental services
      4. Specialised mental health services(239K PDF) 1
      5. Use of medications
      6. Alcohol and other drug treatment services
      7. Primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples(239K PDF) 1
      8. National Diabetes Services Scheme
      9. Hearing services
      10. Family planning services
      11. Ambulance services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service
      12. Other community health services
      13. Complementary and alternative health services
      14. Public health interventions
    7. National health information and its development(288K PDF; 136K RTF) 1
      1. New governance for national health information
      2. National health information development priorities
      3. Health indicators
      4. Information development in several areas
      5. Major national survey initiatives
      6. A network of electronic health information
      7. Future directions
    8. Health of older Australians(423K PDF; 1.03M RTF) 1
      1. Introduction
      2. Demography
      3. Mortality
      4. Wellbeing
      5. Disability
      6. Health risk factors
      7. Use of selected services
      8. Health expenditure on diseases of older Australians
      9. Selected conditions
      10. Summary
  • End matter

Notes and Corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. 040804 Corrections:Please note that as with all large statistical reports there is the potential for minor revisions of data in Australia's Health 2004 over its two-year life.(Files below contain information from the section quoted to next section listed.)
    • Full Publication: (5.4M PDF)
      • Preliminary material (326KPDF)
      • 1. Introduction(154KPDF)
      • 2. Health of Australians(698KPDF)
        • 2.3 Morbidity and illness (434KPDF)
        • 2.6 Non-communicable diseases(528KPDF)
      • 3. Determinants of health(408KPDF)
      • 4. Population health(393KPDF)
        • 4.5 Socioeconomically disadvantaged people(222KPDF)
      • 5. Health resources (501KPDF)
      • 6. Health services(442KPDF)
        • 6.4 Specialised mental health services(517KPDF)
        • 6.7 Primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples(256KPDF)
      • 7. National health information and its development(207KPDF)
      • 8. Health of older Australians(442KPDF)
      • Appendix: National Health Priority Areas(323KPDF)
      • Statistical tables(667KPDF)
      • Methods and conventions(444KPDF)
      • Index(468KPDF)
  2. 041118: A full-document RTF file has not been provided due to the large sizes of RTF files for each section.
  3. 041126 Correction: Table S69 within Death rate for suicide amongst young adults aged 15-24 years and older people aged 65 years and over. Correction: to Appendix National Health Priority Areas page 397.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2004. Australia's health 2004. Australia's health no. 9. Cat. no. AUS 44. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467608>.

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