Impact of overweight and obesity as a risk factor for chronic conditions

Impact of overweight and obesity as a risk factor for chronic conditions

This report updates and extends estimates of the burden due to overweight and obesity reported in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to include burden in people aged under 25, revised diseases linked to overweight and obesity based on the latest evidence, and estimates by socioeconomic group. The report includes scenario modelling, undertaken to assess the potential impact on future health burden if overweight and obesity in the population continues to rise or is reduced. The enhanced analysis in the report shows that 7.0% of the total health burden…

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National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results 2016

National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results 2016

released: 12 Apr 2017 author: AIHW This report presents a national summary of the results of the 2016 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS), and reports findings from public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing tenants. The report shows that the majority of tenants are satisfied with the services provided by their housing organisation, with community housing tenants the most satisfied. Tenants report a range of benefits from living in social housing and the majority live in dwellings of an acceptable standard. ISBN 978-1-76054-112-5; Cat. no. HOU…

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Life expectancy and disability in Australia: expected years living with and without disability

Life expectancy and disability in Australia: expected years living with and without disability

released: 5 Apr 2017 author: AIHW Australians are living longer, and their state of health in these years has important implications for population health and wellbeing and for Australia’s health and care systems. Between 2003 and 2015, life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes, and most of this increase corresponded with an increase in years living free of disability and free of severe or profound core activity limitation. Older Australians have also seen increases in the expected number of years living free of disability. ISBN 978-1-76054-091-3; Cat. no. DIS…

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Burden of lower limb amputations due to diabetes in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Burden of lower limb amputations due to diabetes in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

released: 3 Apr 2017 author: AIHW The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 captured four complications of diabetes—diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcer, lower limb amputation, and vision impairment—and their prevalence and burden were estimated. This bulletin presents findings from the ABDS on the burden of diabetes-related lower limb amputations in Australia. In 2011, it was estimated that about 730,000 Australians had diagnosed diabetes, 1.7% (12,300) of whom experienced lower limb amputation. The health loss experienced as a direct result of diabetes-related lower limb amputation accounted for about 1% of…

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New South Wales: youth justice supervision in 2015–16

New South Wales: youth justice supervision in 2015–16

released: 31 Mar 2017 author: AIHW This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in New South Wales in 2015–16 and includes some national comparisons. This is one of a series of fact sheets on youth justice supervision in 2015–16. ISSN 2202-1841; ISBN 978-1-76054-103-3; Cat. no. JUV 97; 6pp.; Internet only Publication Publication table of contents Number and rate under supervision Age and sex Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people Time under supervision Sentenced and unsentenced detention Recent trends: 2011–12 to 2015–16 Box 1: Youth justice supervision fact sheets…

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