Statistics and Indicators

Fatal burden of disease - Years of Life Lost (YLL) by disease group


    Fatal (years of life lost due to premature death YLL) burden of disease by disease and year, ACT, 2011 to 2018

    • Burden of disease analysis is a technique that is used as a measure of population health.  It is used to compare the impact of different diseases, conditions, injuries and risk factors on a population. This impact is a combination of the fatal (years of life lost due to premature death, YLL) and non-fatal (years lived in ill health or with disability, YLD) burden, they are then combined into a summary measure of health called disability-adjusted life years, or DALY. A DALY combines the impact of dying early and living with illness.  
    • In 2018, the disease groups with the highest age standardised Years of Life Lost (YLL) or fatal burden rates for the ACT were cancer (25.3 per 1,000 population), cardiovascular diseases (16.2 per 1,000 population) and injuries (12.9 per 1,000 population).

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    Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2021. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2018. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 23. Cat. no. BOD 29. Canberra: AIHW