HealthEdata provides relevant data across more than 50 health conditions, including all of the Australian Government’s eight national health priority areas – arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, asthma, cancer control, cardiovascular health, diabetes mellitus, injury prevention and control, mental health, and obesity. Health condition prevalence and incidence rates were estimated using a combination of published epidemiological studies and meta-analyses. References to source data can be viewed here.
Some data for key health indicators may not be available by geographic boundaries to the sub service area level (i.e., statistical local area level). In these cases, our approach is to assume that the prevalence or incidence rate is constant for each age and gender cohort, but the prevalence or incidence differs by geographical boundaries due to differing population numbers and differing age and gender distributions. Geographical boundaries for 2012 were derived from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Historical and projected years are geographically divided according to the latest geographical boundaries. An exception is multiple sclerosis, which also varies by jurisdiction, since risk for the condition is significantly affected by latitude/climate.
The underlying population data used to calculate the prevalence and/or incidence was estimated using the DAE-DEM model, which is an in-house demographic model based on national census information undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Building up from the demographic 'first principles' of births, deaths, migration and household formation, the model projects population by age and gender for each state and territory, as well as at the more detailed regional level, using census information and updated estimates of demographic patterns from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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The Report you will receive may rely on a combination of data sources including external demographic data from sources, (including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), epidemiological data from published studies (including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare), as well as services data (for example, general practices). We have not verified or audited the ABS or other external information on which this Report is based and, while we will periodically update the data, given the constantly changing nature of this information, we do not warrant that it is always current.
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The Report you will receive will be prepared by Deloitte. We accept no duty of care or liability to any party other than you in respect of the contents in the Report and as set out in the HealthEdata terms and conditions (Terms). Capitalised terms in the Report have the meaning given to them in the Terms.
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