The risk factors presented in this section contributed less than 1% of the total burden in Australia in 2015. This includes: high sun exposure, air pollution, low bone mineral density, unsafe sex and iron deficiency.
Changes over time due to sun exposure, low bone mineral density and iron deficiency are due to changes in the linked disease burden as the same estimate of exposure to the risk factor or population attributable fraction is used for each year. Air pollution is not included in the changes over time, as the data were not available.
Use the interactive graphs on each tab to explore the burden due to each risk factor by:
- sex by linked disease (number and percent of linked disease)
- age and sex by linked disease (number and percent of linked disease)
- changes over time by sex (number and age-standardised rate)