Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • Who is a veteran?
    • How many veterans are there in Australia?
    • What health and welfare support is available to veterans?
    • Purpose of this report
  • 2. Understanding veterans’ health and welfare
    • Applying the veteran-centred model
    • What data are available?
    • Data definitions of veterans
    • Factors to consider when reading this report
  • 3. Socioeconomic characteristics
    • Housing
    • Social support
    • Education and skills
    • Employment
    • Income and finance
    • Justice and safety
  • 4. How healthy are veterans?
    • Mortality
    • Self-assessed health status
    • Disability
    • Health conditions
  • 5. What lifestyle factors influence the health of veterans?
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Illicit drug use
    • Overweight and obesity
    • Other lifestyle factors
  • 6. What health and welfare services do veterans use?
    • Primary care
    • Use of medicines
    • Hospital care
    • Mental and specialised health care
    • Aged and community care
  • 7. Data gaps and next steps
    • Data gaps across domains
    • What can be done?
    • Next steps
  • Appendix A: Summary of data sources
  • Appendix B: ICD-10-AM codes for the most common burden of disease conditions
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications