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released: 31 Mar 2008 author: AIHW

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in rural, regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health status (such as rates of chronic disease, injury and mental health) and determinants of health (such as tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, nutrition and physical activity) and is the 9th report in the AIHW's Rural health series.

ISSN 1448 9775; ISBN 978 1 74024 768 9; Cat. no. PHE 97; 0pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (68KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections (475KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      1. Background
      2. Purpose, scope and structure of this report
      3. Defining regional and remote
      4. Data methodology and interpretation
    2. Health status and outcomes
      • Health conditions
        • Indicator 1.1.1a Chronic diseases
        • Indicator 1.1.1b Chronic diseases (cancer)
        • Indicator 1.1.2 Injury
        • Indicator 1.1.3 Mental health
        • Indicator 1.1.4 Dental health
        • Indicator 1.1.6 Birthweight
      • Human function dimension
        • Indicator 1.2.1 Disability
        • Indicator 1.2.2 Reduced activity due to illness
      • Life expectancy and wellbeing dimension
        • Indicator 1.3.1 Life expectancy
        • Indicator 1.3.2 Self-assessed health status
      • Deaths
        • Indicator 1.4.1 Overall mortality
        • Indicator 1.4.2 Perinatal mortality
        • Indicator 1.4.5 Leading causes of death and excess death
      • Determinants of health
        • Community capacity dimension
          • Indicator 2.3.1 Demography
          • Indicator 2.3.4 Fertility
          • Indicator 2.3.6 Risk taking
        • Health behaviours dimension
          • Indicator 2.4.1 Tobacco
          • Indicator 2.4.2 Alcohol
          • Indicator 2.4.3 Illicit drugs
          • Indicator 2.4.4 Physical inactivity
          • Indicator 2.4.5 Nutrition
        • Person-related factors dimension
          • Indicator 2.5.1 Self-reported high blood pressure
          • Indicator 2.5.2 Self-reported high cholesterol
          • Indicator 2.5.3 Overweight/obesity
  • End matter (105KB PDF)
    • Appendix A - Statistical methods
    • Appendix B - Data sources
    • Appendix C - Rural Health Information Framework
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health status and determinants of health. Cat. no. PHE 97. Canberra: AIHW.