Latest reports

Access to BreastScreen Australia screening services 

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Access to BreastScreen Australia screening services presents an interactive dashboard showing the minimum time it takes women aged 50–74, from the general and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) populations, to drive to a BreastScreen Australia screening service provided at a chosen frequency.

The dashboard presents results by state/‌territory and selected smaller geographic levels. More detailed analyses and additional geographic levels are featured in charts and data files.

BreastScreen Australia data dictionary: version 1.3 

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The BreastScreen Australia data dictionary is intended to be the authoritative source of data definitions used by BreastScreen Australia to meet the need for national consistency in data collected for program monitoring and evaluation, and for accreditation of BreastScreen Australia services.

Physical health of people with mental illness 

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People living with mental illness, and in particular severe (and often long-term) mental illness, such as a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia, are more likely to develop comorbid physical illness and tend to die earlier than the general population. 

Stress and trauma 

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Stress and trauma affect the physical and emotional wellbeing of millions of Australians. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and there is a significant amount of uncertainty, it is normal for people to experience symptoms of emotional distress.

Chronic musculoskeletal conditions  

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Conditions that affect the bones, muscles and joints are known as musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include long-term (chronic) conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, back problems, gout, and osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density).

This report is regularly updated with data from a range of sources. There are differences in the source year and frequency of publication. For more information, see notes.

Asthma 

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Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the airways (the breathing passage that carries air into our lungs). People with asthma experience episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness and fatigue due to widespread narrowing of the airways.

Chronic respiratory conditions 

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Respiratory conditions affect the airways, including the lungs as well as the passages that transfer air from the mouth and nose into the lungs. They can be long lasting (chronic) or short term (acute) and can cause ill health, disability and death.

This report is regularly updated with data from a range of sources. There are differences in the source year and frequency of publication. For more information, see notes.

Back problems 

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Back problems’ describes a range of conditions related to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles and nerves of the back. These conditions can affect the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine) as well as the sacrum and tailbone (coccyx). Back problems are a significant cause of disability and lost productivity.

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2023 

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Every year in Australia, millions of years of healthy life are lost because of injury, illness or premature deaths. This loss of healthy life is called the ‘burden of disease’. Information on burden of disease and injuries is important for monitoring population health and provides an evidence base to inform health policy and service planning.

The Australian Burden of Disease Study 2023 includes national estimates for 220 diseases and injuries in 2023 based on projections using historical trends in data.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable lung disease characterised by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. The symptoms of COPD include cough, sputum production, and dyspnoea (difficult or labored breathing).