In Australia, 8 common chronic conditions contribute to

61%

of the burden of disease

37%

of hospitalisations

87%

of deaths (based on underlying or associated causes of death)

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australia's Health 2018, section 3.3, page 3. The 8 conditions are arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and mental health conditions.