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released: 27 Feb 2008 author: AIHW media release

'Indicators for chronic diseases and their determinants, 2008' is the third in a series of reports on chronic disease released by the AIHW. It is the first report that aligns information about chronic diseases with selected national health indicators. Importantly, the report highlights where indicators for chronic diseases do not exist, and where data to report against current indicators are lacking. The report is a vital resource for policy makers, researchers and others interested in chronic diseases, their associated risk factors, and the indicators that enable them to be measured in Australia.

ISBN 978 1 74024 758 0; Cat. no. PHE 75; 120pp.; Internet only

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (140KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections (572KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      • Background
      • Why indicators?
      • The Catalogue and Information Hub
      • Contextual information and indicators
      • How this report presents indicators and data
    2. Indicators of chronic disease
      • Ischaemic heart disease
      • Stroke
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Kidney disease
      • Arthritis
      • Osteoporosis
      • Lung cancer
      • Colorectal cancer
      • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • Asthma
      • Depression
      • Oral health
    3. Indicators of health determinants
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Physical inactivity
      • Alcohol misuse
      • Overweight and obesity
      • Nutrition
      • Hypertension
      • Dyslipidaemia
      • Impaired glucose tolerance
      • Proteinuria
      • Psychosocial factors
      • Early life factors
    4. Contextual indicators
      • Population structure
      • Mortality
      • Health status
      • Expenditure on health
      • Participation in labour force
  • End matter (298KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Data and indicator sources
        1. Data sources
        2. Indicator sources
      2. Data tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. Totals in the last column of table 3.7 (page 47) have been corrected. (13/03/2008)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Indicators for chronic diseases and their determinants 2008. Cat. no. PHE 75. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 September 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468072>.