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released: 7 Dec 2009 author: AIHW

A guide to Australian eye health data describes key Australian data collections which indicate the prevalence and outcomes of eye diseases and injuries and eye health care utilisation. It assesses how these collections inform the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss.

ISBN 978 1 74024 987 4; Cat. no. PHE 119; 150pp.; INTERNET ONLY


This report updates A guide to Australian eye health data, first published in 2007. Since the publication of the first edition there have been a number of developments in the availability of eye health data, most notably sources of information about eye health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Data sources that have been included in this edition for the first time include:

  • the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey
  • the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children
  • the National Sun Survey
  • National Trachoma and Surveillance Reporting Unit data
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative data.

As well as updating information from in the first edition, this report assesses how well the National eye health framework is informed by available eye health data. This includes the data sources included in the first edition as well as the new additions.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. A guide to Australian eye health data, 2nd edition. Cat. no. PHE 119. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468311>.

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