Women’s Health Data: Morbidity and mortality

Morbidity and mortality includes information on the incidence of death and disease for selected common illnesses experienced by Australian women. This summary focuses on cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. National screening programs for breast and cervical cancer engage women from diverse groups with varying success.


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Key statistics


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women


Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds


Women with disabilities


Same-sex attracted women


References

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Published: February 2014


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