Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. These interactive data visualisations display burden of disease estimates from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018. There is also another interactive data set to explore: risk factor burden.
- Cat. no: BOD 34
5.0 million years of healthy life were lost from all diseases and injuries in 2018
The leading causes of total burden in 2018 were coronary heart disease, back pain, dementia, COPD and lung cancer
Musculoskeletal conditions and mental & substance use disorders caused the most non-fatal burden in 2018
Remote and very remote areas experienced total burden 1.4 times as high as Major cities in 2018