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Introduction

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.

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

  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD): stroke, heart attack and hypertension
  • Cancer : lung, breast, skin, prostate and cervical
  • Injuries : motor vehicle accidents, suicide and poisonings
  • Respiratory diseases : emphysema, bronchitis and asthma
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  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • World Book Encyclopedia

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Resources found in this area generally link to sites that contain statistics.  For more detailed information refer to the other Library subject guides that have been constructed for Health & PE students on: Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Nutrition and eating disorders, Obesity, and Respiratory disease.

General:

Asthma

Cancer

Dementia

Drugs

Emphysema

Heart 

Injuries

General:

  • Australian Government. Department of Health: Injury prevention in Australia
  • Kids Safe. Child Accident & Prevention Foundation of Australia: Statistics

Poisoning

Road accidents:

Suicide