Leading causes of the total burden of disease

Leading causes of the total burden of disease


    Leading causes of total burden (disability-adjusted life year DALY) by sex, ACT, 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 leading causes of total burden in the ACT were back pain (9.2 per 1,000 population), coronary heart disease (8.7 per 1,000) and anxiety disorders (8.4 per 1,000).

    To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

    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