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: Impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
There is also another interactive data set to explore: disease burden.
- Cat. no: BOD 36
49% of disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2018 was due to risk factors included in the ABDS
The age-standardised rate of burden due to tobacco use in Indigenous Australians fell by 10% between 2003 and 2018
Tobacco use (11.9% of DALY) contributed the most to disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2018
Combined risk factors accounted for 66% of the gap in burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2018