Australia’s health 2016—in brief presents highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 15th biennial report on the nation’s health, Australia’s health 2016.
ISBN 978-1-74249-935-2; Cat. no. AUS 201; 50pp.; $15
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Publication table of contents
- Title and verso pages
- About Australia's health 2016—in brief
- Australia as 100 people
- Australia's health as 100 people
- 1. Are we a healthy nation?
- We are feeling good
- And living longer than ever before
- For the first time, cancer is our biggest overall killer
- ...and also accounts for the biggest burden
- Burden of disease changes throughout life
- Many of us have a chronic disease
- 2. Doing well, but could do better
- Death rates continue to fall
- Cancer is increasing, but so is survival
- Heart disease deaths are down, but still our leading single cause of death
- Nearly half of us will experience a mental disorder
- 1 in 7 people will have suicidal thoughts
- More than 1 million Australians have diabetes
- We are putting ourselves at risk
- But are we changing?
- Saying 'no' to alcohol and tobacco
- Little movement on exercise, weight and diet
- 3. Health is not the same for everyone
- Many factors affect health during pregnancy
- Not all babies have the same start
- Mixed news for children
- ...and for teenagers and young adults
- Very old Australians in good health or better
- Socioeconomic disadvantage associated with poorer health
- Progress in Indigenous health, but still room to improve
- Indigenous Australians have higher prevalence of risk factors
- Health declines with distance
- Disability adds to health inequality
- 4. What services do we use?
- An average day in health care
- It all begins with primary health care
- Indigenous-specific primary health care services help improve access to care
- Roles of public and private hospitals differ
- How long are we waiting?
- Something to smile about
- Alcohol and cannabis top reasons for seeking treatment
- A variety of services for mental health
- End-of-life care mostly provided outside the home
- Growth in expenditure relatively low
- Hospitals spending highest for cardiovascular disease
- Nurses and midwives are largest group in the health workforce
- There is more to learn
- Australia's health—then and now
AIHW 2016. Australia's health 2016—in brief. Australia's health no. 15. Cat. no. AUS 201. Canberra: AIHW.