27 Jun 2016 - Following feedback, the liver disease fact sheet was updated to change a sentence which said that genetic causes of liver disease were not amenable to primary prevention to instead say that genetic screening could prevent the onset of conditions that cause liver disease. 


This report was written by Jenna Haddin and Dinesh Indraharan with input from Louise York, Tim Beard, Grant Waraker, Arianne Schlumpp and Jeanette Tyas. It was reviewed by Lisa McGlynn and Jenny Hargreaves from the AIHW.

Subject matter expertise was received from the Cardiovascular Diabetes and Kidney Unit, Cancer and Screening Unit, Mental Health and Palliative Care Unit, Australian Burden of Disease Study, and Indigenous Modelling and Research Unit at the AIHW; and from the Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring (ACAM) at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, the National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU) at Flinders University, Dr Paul Clark (University of Queensland), members of the Cancer Monitoring Advisory Group, member of the Diabetes Expert Group and members of the Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group.

Cause of Death Unit Record File data are provided to the AIHW by the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the National Coronial Information System (managed by the Victorian Department of Justice) and include cause of death coded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data are maintained by the AIHW in the National Mortality Database.

Data quality statement

The data quality statements underpinning the AIHW National Mortality Database can be found in the following ABS publications: