It has been reported that 78% of the Australian population suffer from one or more long term conditions that affected their health for six months or more. [Year Book Australia, 2006]

The four main causes of of mortality and morbidity in Australia are:

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD): stroke, heart attack and hyperternsion
  • Cancer : lung, breast, skin, prostate and cervical
  • Injuries : motor vehicle accidents, suicide and poisonings
  • Respiratory diseases : emphysema, bronchities and asthma

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