Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols used in the tables and figures
  • Introduction
    • Statistical analysis
      • Age standardisation
      • Statistical significance
    • Geographical classification
    • Notes on data presentation
  • Summary 
    • Tier 1 Health status
    • Tier 2 Determinants of health
    • Tier 3 Health system performance
  • End matter 
    • Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • The Rural Health Information Framework
    • References
  • Health status (Tier 1)
    1. Health conditions
      • Chronic diseases
      • Injuries
      • Mental health
      • Dental health
      • Communicable diseases
      • Birthweight
    2. Human function 
      • Disability
      • Reduced activity because of illness
    3. Life expectancy and wellbeing
      • Life expectancy
      • Self-assessed health status
      • Happiness
    4. Deaths 
      • Overall mortality
      • Perinatal mortality
      • Leading causes of death and excess deaths
  • Determinants of health (Tier 2)
    1. Environmental factors 
      • Fluoridated water
    2. Socioeconomic factors
      • Educational status of the adult population
      • High school apparent retention rates
      • Progression from school to university and TAFE
      • Employment
      • Household income and the gap between rich and poor
      • Percentage employed in each industry
      • Socioeconomic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)
    3. Community capacity 
      • Demography
      • Dependency
      • Internal migration
      • Fertility
      • Community safety
      • Risk taking
      • Tenure
      • Crowding
      • Motor vehicles
      • Cost of living
    4. Health behaviours 
      • Tobacco
      • Alcohol
      • Illicit drugs
      • Physical inactivity
      • Nutrition
    5. Person-related factors
      • Overweight/obesity
  • Health system performance (Tier 3)
    1. Effectiveness 
      • Immunisation
      • Breast cancer and cervical screening participation rate
    2. Appropriateness
      • Female general practitioners
      • Hospital procedures
    3. Accessibility
      • Supply of health workers
      • Dental consultations
    4. Capability
      • Public hospitals
    5. Sustainability
      • Students commencing health-related tertiary education
      • Hours worked, and age of health workers