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released: 23 Sep 2016 author: AIHW

This document provides a detailed description of the methods used to derive the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease (using the disability-adjusted life years, years lived with disability and years of life lost measures) for the Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations for 2011 and 2003, as well as estimates of how much of the burden can be attributed to various risk factors . The report is targeted at researchers and epidemiologists, and those seeking to further understand results provided in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011.

ISSN 2204-4108 (PDF) 2006-4508 (Print); ISBN 978-1-76054-002-9; Cat. no. BOD 6; 307pp.; $36

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary materials
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Key considerations
      • Expert advice and review
    • Section I: Estimating the disease burden
    • 2 Overarching methods and choices
      • No age weighting or discounting
      • Reference years 2011 and 2003
      • Reference populations
      • Age groups
      • Selection and classification of diseases
      • Selection and assessment of data sources
      • Methodological choices specific to Indigenous estimates
      • Methodological choices specific to subnational estimates
      • Methodological choices specific to 2003 estimates
    • 3 Estimating the fatal burden
      • Overview of methods
      • Mortality data
      • Reference life table
      • Subnational estimates
    • 4 Estimating the non-fatal burden
      • Overview of methods
      • Conceptual disease models
      • Disability weights
      • Estimating point prevalence of each sequela
      • Dealing with comorbidity
      • Estimating YLD for residual diseases
    • 5 Disease specific methods
      • Blood and metabolic disorders
      • Cancer and other neoplasms
      • Cardiovascular diseases
      • Endocrine disorders
      • Gastrointestinal disorders
      • Hearing and vision disorders
      • Infant and congenital conditions
      • Infectious diseases
      • Injuries
      • Kidney and urinary conditions
      • Mental and substance use disorders
      • Musculoskeletal conditions
      • Neurological conditions
      • Oral disorders
      • Reproductive and maternal conditions
      • Respiratory diseases
      • Skin disorders
    • Section II: Estimating the burden due to key risk factors
    • 6 Overarching methods and choices for risk factors
      • Selection of risk factors
      • Selection of risk-outcome pairs
      • Population distribution of exposure
      • Estimates of effect size (relative risks)
      • Theoretical minimum risk exposure distribution
      • Calculation of population attributable fractions
      • Calculating the attributable burden
      • 2003 estimates
      • Indigenous estimates
    • 7 Individual risk factor methods
      • Tobacco use
      • Alcohol use
      • Physical inactivity
      • Drug use
      • Intimate partner violence
      • Unsafe sex
      • Childhood sexual abuse
      • High body mass
      • High blood pressure
      • High blood plasma glucose
      • High cholesterol
      • Iron deficiency
      • Low bone mineral density
      • Occupational exposures and hazards
      • Sun exposure
      • Air pollution
      • Unimproved sanitation
      • Dietary risk factors
    • Section III: Accounting for quality and accuracy
    • 8 ABDS quality framework
      • Ensuring quality of inputs to the ABDS 2011
      • Measuring the quality of outputs from ABDS 2011
      • ABDS 2011 quality index
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Additional information and tables for Chapter 2
        • Assessment of data sources
        • Additional tables
      • Appendix B: Additional information and tables for Chapter 3
      • Appendix C: Additional information and tables for Chapter 4
      • Appendix D: Additional information and tables for Chapter 5
        • Cancer and other neoplasms
        • Hearing and vision disorders
        • Infant and congenital conditions
        • Infectious diseases
        • Injuries
        • Mental and substance use disorders
        • Reproductive and maternal conditions
      • Appendix E: Additional information and tables for Chapter 6
        • Assessment of data sources
        • Additional tables
      • Appendix F: Additional information and tables for Chapter 8
      • Appendix G: List of contributors
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections

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  1. (22Feb2017) PDF—Minor text corrections (page 131,214-215) and corrections to ICD-10 codes in Table A2 (page 160-168).
    Previous version: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary material (5.7MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary material. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 5. Cat. no. BOD 6. Canberra: AIHW.

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