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Australia’s health 2018: in brief presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 16th biennial report on the nation’s health.
Australia’s health 2018: in brief is a companion report to Australia’s health 2018.
On an average day 406,000 visits are made to a general practitioner (GP)
More than 4 in 5 Australians aged 15 and over rated their health as ‘excellent’, ‘very good’ or ‘good’ in 2014–15
63% of Australians aged 18 and over are overweight or obese
Around 45% of Australians aged 16–85 will experience a mental illness in their life
It presents some of the key findings and concepts from the main report, and directs readers to the relevant chapters in Australia’s health 2018 should they require more information. The findings are drawn from a range of data sources—full details can be found in Australia’s health 2018 and in the online supplementary tables.
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