The Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 estimates were produced using the best data available in the scope and time frame of the study. To provide information on the quality of estimates, a quality index was developed to rate estimates according to the relevance and quality of source data, and methods used to transform data into a form required for this analysis. Generally, the higher the rating, the more relevant and accurate the estimate.
Fatal burden (YLL) estimates were considered to have the highest rating for both data and methods used, whilst non-fatal burden (YLD) estimates varied depending on the disease or injury.
Use the interactive tool to explore the quality information of YLD estimates for each disease and injury for 2015.
References used in the data and methods description were sourced from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: methods and supplementary material report.