Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2022) Health of veterans, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 07 July 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2022). Health of veterans. Retrieved from https://pp.aihw.gov.au/reports/veterans/health-of-veterans
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This Health of veterans web report draws together already published material on topical health issues among Australia’s veterans, using updated sources of administrative and survey data as well as data linkage where possible. The report aims to provide a comprehensive health profile of Australia's veterans, including comparisons to the wider Australian population where appropriate. It examines veterans' health status, with a particular focus on self-assessed health, health conditions, deaths, disability and health risk factors. It also identifies veterans' health service use, focusing on medicines, hospitalisations, health expenditure and homelessness.
The majority (78%) of male veterans rate their health as good or better
Male veterans generally have lower rates of age-specific all-cause mortality than Australian males
Male veterans share similar exposure to several health risk factors compared with males who have never served
Around 1 in 5 males, regardless of whether they have served or not, have a mental or behavioural condition
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