Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes
    • Forward
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Glossary
    • Overview of the report
  • Sections 1-3 
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Why this report
      • 1.2 Background and broad approach
      • 1.3 Structure of the report
    2. Main data sources and definitions
      • 2.1 ABS 2001 National Health Survey
      • 2.2 The study of the burden of disease and injury in Australia
      • 2.3 The ABS 1998 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
    3. Prevalence of disability and long-term health conditions
      • 3.1 Main data sources: some differences
      • 3.2 Prevalence estimates of long-term conditions - a comparison of three data sources
      • 3.3 Prevalence estimates of health conditions and impairments/limitations associated with disability
      • 3.4 Trends in the prevalence of disability and long-term conditions
  • Sections 4-6 
    1. Severity of disability in relation to health conditions - measures on impairments/limitations and disabling conditions
      • 4.1 Measures and main data items
      • 4.2 Likelihood of 'disability' defined by the ABS disability survey screening questions
      • 4.3 Likelihood of being reported as main disabling condition
      • 4.4 Multiple associated conditions and co-morbidity
    2. Severity of disability in relation to health conditions - five measures on activities and participation
      • 5.1 Measures and main data items
      • 5.2 Likelihood of severe or profound core activity restrictions, with a given impairment or limitation
      • 5.3 Likelihood of severe or profound core activity restrictions, for selected health conditions
      • 5.4 Number of core activities in which help is needed, for selected health conditions
      • 5.5 Frequency of need for help with core activities, for selected health conditions
      • 5.6 Level of participation restrictions in employment
    3. Disability, health conditions and other factors - multivariate analyses
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Statistical analysis
      • 6.3 Factors associated with severe or profound core activity restriction (model A)
      • 6.4 Factors associated with frequency of help needed in the three core activities for those who have disabilities (model B)
      • 6.5 Factors associated with amount of assistance received from carers (model C)
      • 6.6 Discussion
    4. Summary and conclusion 
      • 7.1 Estimating the prevalence of health conditions related to disability
      • 7.2 Disability and related health conditions
      • 7.3 Alternative measures of severity
      • 7.4 Disability, health conditions and other factors: multivariate analyses
      • 7.5 Contrasting disability-focused and health-focused analyses
      • 7.6 Environmental factors
      • 7.7 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1 Grouping of disabling conditions
      • Appendix 2 Tables
    • References