Burden of disease

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Report

Mental health: Productivity Commission inquiry report

The report discusses some key influences on Australian people’s mental health, examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and implications more generally for the economy and productivity. It makes recommendations to the Australian and...
Briefing paper

The costs of epilepsy in Australia: a productivity based analysis

Approximately 45.9 million people worldwide have active epilepsy. Studies show that compared to people without epilepsy, people with epilepsy have a significantly higher use of healthcare services. This briefing outlines important data for community organisations to advocate for better supports for people diagnosed and living...
Journal article

Exposure to family and domestic violence is associated with increased childhood hospitalisations

This study used de-identified individual-level linked administrative data of children born 1987–2010, in Western Australia, who were exposed to FDV in the prenatal period (12 months prior to birth) to five years of age (early years). Exposed children have an increased likelihood for hospitalisation than...
Report

Overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents

Overweight and obesity affects 25% of Australian children and adolescents, and is associated with poorer health and wellbeing and higher health-care costs. Many factors contribute to the development of overweight and obesity, including environmental influences and individual behaviours.
Report

A framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia

Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. This report describes a conceptual framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia.
Report

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
Journal article

Prevalence of asbestos-related disease among workers in Sri Lanka

This first known study documenting asbestos disease in Sri Lanka is clearly a limited, self-selected group of workers studied with obvious limitations. Deaths in Sri Lanka are generally not documented in relation to employment, but with the significant infrastructure development and increased use of asbestos...
Report

The burden and cost of excess body mass in Western Australian adults and children

Excess body mass causes significant personal, health care, and societal costs. This research finds that if population levels of overweight and obesity continue to climb, it is projected that the cost to the WA health system will increase by 80 per cent in the decade...
Fact sheet

Homelessness and COVID-19: CSI response

In this fact sheet, Centre for Social Impact (CSI) academics outline the current state of homelessness in Australia and highlight specific risk areas.
Report

Indigenous injury deaths 2011–12 to 2015–16

This report focuses on Indigenous injury deaths and their causes that occurred over a 5-year period (2011–12 to 2015–16). The report also examines long-term trends in injury deaths over a 15-year period.