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Australia’s health is the AIHW’s report card on the health of Australians and the functioning of their health system. This page presents selected key findings from the 2012 report. For more information, see:


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1 in 6

assisted reproductive technology treatment cycles in in 2009 resulted in a live delivery

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15%

of babies in Australia in 2010 were exclusively breastfed to around 6 months

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6%

of households with dependent children in 2010 had someone who smoked inside the home, compared with 31% in 1995

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7 in 10

eligible Australian girls received the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine  

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6x

as many chlamydia infections were reported in Australia in 2011 as in 1994, when notifications began

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70%

of emergency department patients were seen within the recommended time in 2010-11

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6 in 10

people who had a heart attack in 2009 survived, compared with less than half in 1997

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1 in 4

medical practitioners employed in Australia in 2009 were trained overseas

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453,300

Australians suffered an injury severe enough to be admitted to hospital in 2009–10

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931

people benefited from 309 deceased organ donors in 2010