Diseases and associated risk factors
Use the interactive graph below to explore a disease or injury to find out their associated risk factors and the impact on burden in Australia in 2018.
The disease groups or diseases shown are limited to those contributing a significant amount of burden in Australia and have risk factors that were investigated in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018.
By selecting a disease group and a specific disease or injury, the risk factors that contribute to the development of the disease or injury, the proportion of disease burden each risk factor contributes and the number of total burden in 2018 (DALY) are displayed. Note that it is not appropriate to sum the proportion of disease burden contributed by each risk factor displayed as the calculations were produced independently.
Note that attributable burden estimates by risk factor here may differ to the estimates provided in the risk factor-specific visualisations provided elsewhere. This is due to a proportional scaling applied to each risk factor’s estimates to account for the relative impact of the joint effect calculation and mediation occurring between interrelated risk factors.
Further information on the combined impact of associated risk factors for a specific disease or injury are shown when hovering over the disease or injury.
This interactive data visualisation shows the contribution of individual risk factors to the burden of a specific disease or injury. The first section allows you to select the disease group of interest. The second section allows you to select the disease of interest. The main section shows four horizontal bar graphs depicting the amount and proportion of the disease burden attributable to associated risk factors for males and females. The graphs can be customised to report data according to the measure of attributable burden.