Avoidable fatal burden is the burden due to deaths that are considered potentially avoidable given timely and effective health care. In 2018, almost two-thirds (64%) of the fatal burden among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) people was classified as avoidable.
This report presents estimates of avoidable fatal burden among First Nations people at the national and Indigenous Region level.
- Cat. no: BOD 38
Almost two-thirds (64%) of the fatal burden among First Nations people was classified as avoidable
Across all Indigenous Regions, First Nations males experienced more of the avoidable fatal burden than females
Among First Nations people aged 15–34, 4 of the top 5 causes of avoidable fatal burden were injuries
Coronary heart disease was among the top 3 causes of avoidable fatal burden in 36 of 37 Indigenous Regions