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released: 23 Sep 2016 author: AIHW media release

This summary report presents key findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011. It provides estimates of the burden due to different diseases and injuries for Indigenous Australians, estimates of the gap in burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and the contribution of various risk factors to this burden.

ISSN 2204-4108 (PDF) 2006-4508 (Print); ISBN 978-1-74249-998-7; Cat. no. BOD 8; 24pp.; $12

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Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Title and verso pages
  • Key points
  • Introduction: this report, the 'burden'
    • The ABDS and the measures it uses
     
  • The findings
    • Disease burden across the life course
    • Impact of dying early
     
  • Chronic diseases and injuries dominate 
    • Impact of living with illness or injury
    • Impact of dying early
  • Large proportion of the burden can be prevented
  • Gap in health outcomes
  • Change between 2003 and 2011
  • Variations across geographic and population groups  
  • Where can I find out more?
  • Abbreviations
  • Acknowledgments

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  1. (1 Nov 2016) PDF page 14 replaced as figure updated.
    Previous version:  Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011—summary report (4MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011—summary report. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 7. Cat. no. BOD 8. Canberra: AIHW.

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