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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.
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
On an average day 406,000 visits are made to a general practitioner (GP)
Around 45% of Australians aged 16–85 will experience a mental illness in their life
Indicators are simple statistics that summarise often complex issues. Australia’s health 2018 includes 41 indicators based on the Australian Health Performance Framework, reported across three domains (health status, determinants of health and the health system).
Favourable 10-year trend
Unfavourable 10-year trend
No change over 10 years
For more information on each indicator and to view detailed data see the online data visualisation tool.
Find out more: Chapter 1.4 ‘Indicators of Australia’s health’ in Australia’s health 2018.
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