Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018.
There is also another interactive data set to explore: disease burden.
- Cat. no: BOD 35
38% of disease burden in Australia in 2018 is preventable and due to the modifiable risk factors included in this study
Overweight (including obesity) was the leading contributor to non-fatal burden in 2018
8.6% of the disease burden in 2018 was due to tobacco use and was the leading risk factor
8.4% of the disease burden in 2018 was due to overweight (including obesity)