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The report investigated the economic consequences of inadequate sleep, finding that inadequate sleep is highly prevalent in Australia, with an estimated 39.8% of Australian adults experiencing some form of inadequate sleep.
The Social Progress Index, first released in 2014 building on a beta version previewed in 2013, measures a comprehensive array of components of social and environmental performance and aggregates them into an overall framework. The Index was developed based on extensive discussions with stakeholders around...
Investigates whether engagement with urban nature influenced the wellbeing and pro-environmental behaviour of residents of Wellington City, New Zealand.
The challenges ahead for sustainability and biodiversity conservation require a better understanding of the relationship human beings have with the natural environment....
Australia’s health 2014 is the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the following areas:Understanding health and illness; The Australian health...
Introduction: In 2010–11, there were 132 570 workers’ compensation claims for serious work-related injuries or illnesses. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.1 serious claims per 1000 employees.Preliminary data for 2011–12 show there were 128 050 serious workers’ compensation claims, which...
This report presents overweight and obesity rates at the local level across Australia.
In 2011–12, 10.8 million adults were either overweight or obese, and of these 4.7 million were obese.
This report shows that the percentage of adults who were obese varied threefold...
In this report, experts in several fields such as economics, psychology, survey analysis, and national statistics, describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations.
This is the first national Australian longitudinal population-based study to examine the prevalence and incidence of diabetes and its complications, as well as high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease.
Diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common...
New research finds that the Australian mental health system is failing young men and suggests modern technology offers the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing.
The first Young and Well National Survey, a scientific study of young men from across...
This report finds that Australia's prisoners have significant health issues, with high rates of mental health problems, communicable diseases, alcohol misuse, smoking and illicit drug use.
The health of Australia's prisoners 2012 is the 3rd report relating to the National...