Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (115K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables, figures and boxes
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Definitions and approaches to estimating disability prevalence
      • Existing elements of prevalence of physical disability
      • AIHW estimates of the prevalence of physical disability in Australia
  • Chapters
    1. An overview of existing definitions and classifications (112K PDF)
      • Introduction
      • International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH)
      • International application of the ICIDH
      • Measures of functional assessment
      • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)
      • Australian administrative definitions and classifications
    2. Existing estimates of prevalence of physical disability (109K PDF)
      • International estimates
      • Australian estimates of the prevalence of physical disability
    3. Issues relating to operational definitions and approaches to estimating prevalence (94K PDF)
      • Impairment-focused versus activity-focused approaches
      • Other factors affecting estimates of prevalence
      • An operational definition of physical disability
    4. Estimates of the prevalence of physical disability in Australia (183K PDF)
      • The AIHW method of estimating prevalence of physical disability
      • Estimates at national level
      • Estimates at State and Territory level
  • End matter (158K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Physical impairment/disabling condition groupings
      • Appendix B: ABS 1993 disability survey questions on limitations and restrictions that constitute the 'filter' used in step two of the 'AIHW method'
      • Appendix C: Appendix tables
    • References