Data sources

Deaths data to estimate fatal burden (YLL) were sourced from the AIHW’s National Mortality Database. This database comprises information about the causes of death and other characteristics about the person, such as sex, age at death and area of usual residence.

Morbidity data to estimate non-fatal burden (YLD) were drawn from a wide variety of existing sources of epidemiological measures (such as incidence, prevalence and mortality) from disease registers, administrative data, surveys and epidemiological studies.

Full list of data sources used in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: Australian Burden of Disease Study: methods and supplementary material 2015