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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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AIHW

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13 Jan 2017

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a serious bloodstream infection that may be associated with hospital care. Hospitals aim to have as few cases as possible.

The nationally agreed benchmark is no more than 2.0 SAB cases per 10,000 days of patient...

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19 Dec 2016

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Adoption numbers continued to decline

In 2015–16, 278 adoptions were recorded as finalised. This is the lowest annual number of adoptions on record, and is a fall of 5% from the 292 adoptions in 2014–15, and of 74% from the 1,052 adoptions...

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15 Dec 2016

Governments across Australia fund a range of services to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services are delivered by non-government organisations including agencies specialising in delivering services to specific target groups (such as young people or people...

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13 Dec 2016

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This bulletin examines the numbers and rates of young people aged 10 and over who were in youth detention in Australia due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. It focuses on trends over the 4-year period from the June quarter 2012 to the June...

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09 Dec 2016

This report reveals that individuals who experience multiple, cross-sector services in the specialist homelessness, protection or youth justice service areas are a particularly vulnerable group. Clients experiencing 2 or more of these services were more likely than specialist homelessness...

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08 Dec 2016

Tobacco smoking is one of the largest single preventable causes of death and disease in Australia, and national smoking rates have been steadily declining due to effective public health strategies.

Yet in some local areas, smoking rates remain relatively high. This report presents adult...

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08 Dec 2016

Overweight and obesity are important public health issues in Australia, as health problems related to excess body weight impact our health care system, as well as individuals, families and the community.

National statistics can’t always show the full extent of an issue. This report shines...

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07 Dec 2016

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This report describes a range of modifiable vascular risk factors for dementia, and estimates their individual and combined contribution to the burden of dementia in Australia. Vascular risk factors in this study include smoking, physical inactivity, mid-life...

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07 Dec 2016

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Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can act as risk factors for other diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia. The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 only reported on the direct burden of diseases. To...

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Fact sheet

06 Dec 2016

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Monitoring progress in reducing the impact of diabetes and its complications is relevant to 2 goals of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020.

This fact sheet provides the most recent available data on hospitalisations for diabetic...

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30 Mar 2017

Immunisation against the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013.

This third Healthy...

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16 Mar 2017

During 2015–16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were seven times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received...

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14 Mar 2017

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This is the second report on oral health services funded by the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program and the Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment Oral Health Program (NTRAI OHP). It covers the period from July 2012 to December...

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14 Mar 2017

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This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory. The Australian Government funded these programs and the Northern Territory Government...

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Fact sheet

20 Feb 2017

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This fact sheet provides the latest available national data on new cases of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia. It shows that in 2015 there were 28,775 people who began using insulin to treat their diabetes in Australia—63% had type 2 diabetes, 26% had...

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03 Feb 2017

Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia and has a substantial social and economic impact on individuals, families and the community. In 2017, it is estimated that 134,174 people will be diagnosed with cancer and 47,753 people will die from cancer. Findings from the recent Australian...

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03 Feb 2017

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Cancer in Australia 2017 is the eighteenth in a series that provides a comprehensive national overview on cancer, including the latest available data and projections, and trends over time.

Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia...

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13 Jan 2017

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a serious bloodstream infection that may be associated with hospital care. Hospitals aim to have as few cases as possible.

The nationally agreed benchmark is no more than 2.0 SAB cases per 10,000 days of patient...

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19 Dec 2016

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Adoption numbers continued to decline

In 2015–16, 278 adoptions were recorded as finalised. This is the lowest annual number of adoptions on record, and is a fall of 5% from the 292 adoptions in 2014–15, and of 74% from the 1,052 adoptions...

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Website

15 Dec 2016

Governments across Australia fund a range of services to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services are delivered by non-government organisations including agencies specialising in delivering services to specific target groups (such as young people or people...

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