Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (93KB PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Summary (28KB PDF)
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (44KB PDF)
      • ABI - an overview
      • ABI as a disability group
    2. Defining acquired brain injury (64KB PDF)
      • Definitions used in policy, legislative and administrative contexts
      • Definitions used in studies of ABI incidence
      • Definitions used in disability prevalence studies
      • Measures of severity and outcome
    3. Review of existing estimates (90KB PDF)
      • Incidence
      • Proportion of incident cases leading to long-term disability
      • Prevalence
      • Non-traumatic ABI
      • Summary of estimates reviewed
    4. AIHW estimates of ABI in Australia (137KB PDF)
      • Approaches to estimating ABI incidence and prevalence
      • Estimates from the National Hospitality Morbidity Database 1996 - 97
      • Prevalence estimates from the 1993 ABS disability survey
      • Discussion
      • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (43KB PDF)
      • Appendix 1: Table of terms
      • Appendix 2: Calculation of confidence intervals for estimates
      • Appendix 3: 1993 ABS disability survey questions on limitations, restrictions and need for assistance
      • Appendix 4: Additional data tables
    • References (24KB PDF)