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released: 23 Jun 2010 author: AIHW media release

Australia's health 2010 is the 12th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It's the nation's premier source of statistics and informed commentary on: determinants of health and keys to prevention; diseases and injury; how health varies across population groups; health across the life stages; health services, expenditure and workforce; the health sector's performance. If you're interested in health, Australia's health 2010 is an essential reference for your bookshelf.

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978-1-74249-002-1; Cat. no. AUS 122; 579pp.; $60.00

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Publication table of contents and part downloads

  • Preliminary pages (295KB PDF)
    • Summary 
    • Title and verso title
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Contributors
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Key points—Australia’s health 2010
  • Body content
    1. Introduction (298KB PDF)
      • 1.1 Understanding health
      • 1.2 Australia at a glance
      • 1.3 Improving health and measuring performance
      • 1.4 The Australian health system: an outline
      • 1.5 National health information
      • 1.6 How this report is presented
      • References
    2. The health of Australians—an overview (503KB PDF)
      • 2.1 Australia’s changing population
      • 2.2 How Australia compares
      • 2.3 Perceptions of health and life
      • 2.4 Functioning, disability and health
      • 2.5 Long-term conditions
      • 2.6 Causes of death
      • 2.7 Burden of disease
      • References
    3. Determinants: keys to prevention (684KB PDF)
      • 3.1 What are health determinants?
      • 3.2 Environmental factors
      • 3.3 Socioeconomic characteristics
      • 3.4 Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
      • 3.5 Health behaviours
      • 3.6 Biomedical factors
      • References
    4. Diseases and injury (918KB PDF)
      • 4.1 Cancer
      • 4.2 Cardiovascular disease
      • 4.3 Diabetes
      • 4.4 Chronic kidney disease
      • 4.5 Mental health problems and illnesses
      • 4.6 Dementia
      • 4.7 Respiratory diseases
      • 4.8 Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
      • 4.9 Injury
      • 4.10 Infectious diseases
      • References
    5. Whose health? How population groups vary (588KB PDF)
      • 5.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 5.2 Rural Australians
      • 5.3 Socioeconomically disadvantaged people
      • 5.4 People with disability
      • 5.5 Prisoners
      • 5.6 Overseas-born people
      • 5.7 Defence Force members
      • 5.8 The veteran community
      • References
    6. Health across the life stages (479KB PDF)
      • 6.1 How does health status vary with age?
      • 6.2 Mothers and babies
      • 6.3 Children and young people
      • 6.4 People aged 25–64 years
      • 6.5 Older people
      • References
    7. Health services (738KB PDF)
      • 7.1 Public health services
      • 7.2 Primary care and community health services
      • 7.3 Hospitals
      • 7.4 Specialised health services
      • 7.5 Use of medicines
      • 7.6 Safety and quality
      • References
    8. Expenditure and workforce (653KB PDF)
      • 8.1 Health expenditure and health funding
      • 8.2 Health workforce
      • References
    9. Australia’s health performance (561KB PDF)
      • 9.1 The National Health Performance Framework and indicators
      • 9.2 Health status
      • 9.3 Determinants of health
      • 9.4 Health system performance
      • 9.5 Conclusion
  • End matter (619KB PDF)
    • References
    • Methods and conventions
    • Abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • Index

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Australia's health 2010. Australia's health no. 12. Cat. no. AUS 122. Canberra: AIHW.