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Emergency department care 2016–17: Australian hospital statistics

This report provides information on people who present at emergency departments in Australia, including who used services, why they used them, and how long they had to wait for care.

Trends in Indigenous mortality and life expectancy 2001–2015: evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database

This report examines Indigenous mortality and life expectancy during the period 2001 to 2015, based on evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database.

Access to health services by Australians with disability

This web report uses data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) to examine access to a range of health services by people with disability aged under 65 who lived in the community.

Overweight and obesity in Australia: a birth cohort analysis

Overweight and obesity is a major public health issue, second only to tobacco smoking as a risk factor contributing to the burden of disease in Australia. This report looks at the prevalence of overweight and obesity by birth cohort to examine potential differences at a...

Variation in hospital admission policies and practices: Australian hospital statistics

This report describes variations in admission policies and practices and how these differences may be impacting on national data on admitted patient care in Australia’s hospitals.
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An interactive insight into overweight and obesity in Australia

This web report provides interactive data displays on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, differences in the prevalence between certain population groups and what is happening over time.

Impact of physical inactivity as a risk factor for chronic conditions: Australian Burden of Disease Study

This report provides further information on physical inactivity as a risk factor for disease burden in Australia. It includes a revised list of diseases linked to physical inactivity, updated estimates of their association, and a broader definition of physical activity.

Maternal deaths in Australia 2012–2014

The maternal mortality rate in Australia in 2012–2014 was 6.8 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world.

Private health insurance patients in Australian hospitals, 2006–07 to 2015–16

This report presents information on admitted patient hospitalisations that were completely or partially funded by private health insurance in Australia’s public and private hospitals over the past ten years.

Health-adjusted life expectancy in Australia: expected years lived in full health 2011

This report shows that: health-adjusted life expectancy increased comparably to life expectancy; and that people in remote and very remote areas and people in the lowest socioeconomic group expected both shorter lives and fewer years in full health compared with their counterparts in major cities...