The Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018 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 and the data sources used.
Use the interactive tool to explore the quality information of YLD estimates for each disease and injury for 2018.
See Appendix B in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people report and the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: methods and supplementary material report for more detail on the quality of the YLD estimates and the data and methods used.