Every year in Australia, many years of healthy life are lost because of injury, illness or premature deaths in the population. This loss of healthy life is called the ‘burden of disease’.

This report contains key findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the forthcoming Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2018. Full results, including more detailed reports and interactive data visualisations, are planned for release in early 2022.

The ABDS2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander study includes 219 diseases, as well as estimates of the burden attributable to 39 individual risk factors, such as alcohol use and smoking. The study includes results for 2003 and 2011 for comparison, as well as estimates for selected states and territories, by remoteness area and socioeconomic groups.