Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. The interactive data visualisations display burden estimates from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: Impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Estimates for specific diseases and injuries for Australia are for the years 2003, 2011 and 2018.
There is also another interactive data set to explore: risk factor burden.
- Cat. no: BOD 31
Indigenous Australians lost 240,000 years of healthy life from all diseases and injuries in 2018
The gap in total burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians narrowed by 16% between 2003 and 2018
The leading cause of total burden among Indigenous Australians in 2018 were mental & substance use disorders
Injuries, cancer and cardiovascular diseases caused the most fatal burden among Indigenous Australians in 2018