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released: 30 Jun 2009 author: AIHW

The reporting of statistics about chronic diseases and their associated determinants enables the monitoring of outcomes of interventions and health programs, and helps to assess the needs for health services in the future. This report describes forty-two indicators developed to measure the progress in prevention of chronic disease in Australia. For each indicator, operational definitions are provided in terms of recommended data sources, availability of data, and the presentation of the indicators.

ISBN 978 1 74024 936 2; Cat. no. PHE 114; 60pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbol
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Structure of the report
      • Background
      • The development process
      • Frequency of reporting
      • Chronic disease indicators database
      • Future directions
    2. Overview of the Indicator set
    3. Category 1 indicators
      • 1.1 Type 2 diabetes
      • 1.2 Psychological distress in adults
      • 1.3 Depression in adults
      • 1.4 Overweight and obesity in children
      • 1.5 Overweight and obesity in adults
      • 1.6 Daily smoking
      • 1.7 Low birthweight
      • 1.8 Life expectancy
      • 1.9 Gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
      • 1.10 Deaths from leading potentially preventable chronic diseases
      • 1.11 Potentially avoidable hospitalisations - summary
    4. Category 2 indicators
      • 2.1 Incidence of key preventable cancers
      • 2.2 Incidence of prostate cancer
      • 2.3 Incidence of breast cancer
      • 2.4 Dementia
      • 2.5 Oral health
      • 2.6 Arthritis
      • 2.7 Incidence of severe osteoporosis
      • 2.8 Incidence of end-stage kidney disease
      • 2.9 Young people with depression
      • 2.10 High blood pressure
      • 2.11 High blood cholesterol
      • 2.12 People with diabetes who have a HbA1C level greater than 7%
      • 2.13 Waist circumference
      • 2.14 Smoking in pregnancy
      • 2.15 Smoking in young people
      • 2.16 Insufficient fruit consumption
      • 2.17 Insufficient vegetable consumption
      • 2.18 Breastfeeding
      • 2.19 Risky alcohol consumption
      • 2.20 Physical inactivity
      • 2.21 Deaths from leading chronic conditions
      • 2.22 Deaths from suicide
      • 2.23 Asthma action plan
      • 2.24 Potentially avoidable hospitalisations - detailed
      • 2.25 Severe or profound activity limitations
    5. Contextual indicators
      • C.1 Low income
      • C.2 Health literacy
      • C.3 Labour force status
      • C.4 Health expenditure
    6. Indicators for development
      • 1.12 Chronic disease risk index
      • 1.13 Health inequality index
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants: technical report. Cat. no. PHE 114. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468256>.

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