The Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 provides updated estimates for over 200 diseases and injuries in Australia and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for 2011 and 2003.
Burden of disease measures the impact of living with illness and injury and dying prematurely. The summary measure ‘disability-adjusted life years’ (or DALY) measures the years of healthy life lost from death and illness.
More reports and statistics on burden of disease can be found under Chronic disease and Life expectancy & deaths.
years lost to premature death or living with illness in 2011
of the disease burden in 2011 was preventable and due to modifiable risk factors included in the study
the rate of disease burden was experienced in Very Remote areas compared with Major cities
the rate of disease burden was experienced in the lowest socioeconomic group compared with the highest socioeconomic group
the rate of disease burden was experienced in Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians
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