Data sources

Deaths data to estimate fatal burden (YLL) was 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, Indigenous status and area of usual residence.

Morbidity data to estimate non-fatal burden (YLD) was 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.

Risk factor exposure data was sourced from a variety of data sources including national surveys, registry data and monitoring programs. Relative risks were obtained mostly from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 or 2013, or from direct evidence from Australian data sources where available.