Full 2020 Chief Health Officer report
The health of Queenslanders (PDF 6747 kB) is a report on the health status of the population from the Chief Health Officer (CHO).
The report has 3 objectives:
- to provide a public assessment of the health status of the population
- to be a reference document for health practitioners in Queensland
- to inform strategic policy and planning within Queensland Health.
We are committed to informing Queenslanders about the performance of the health system through regular reporting on the health status and burden of disease of the state's population.
For more information, email Population_Epidemiology@health.qld.gov.au
Report by section
Read the Full report (PDF 6747 kB), or by sections:
- Section 1: Our times – highlights and challenges
- Section 2: Our people – a diverse population
- Section 3: Our health – across the lifespan
- Section 4: Our health services – costs and utilisation
- Section 5: Our lifestyle – risk and protective factors
- Section 6: Our future – the way foward
- End matter: Terminology, definitions, index and references
- Supporting documents and resources
- Title page and message from the Chief Health Officer
- About this report
- List of abbreviations
- Key facts at a glance
- About this report
- Indicators of progress (XLSX 2553 kB) – data tables for all persons.
Our times – highlights and challenges
- Selected challenges
- Selected highlights.
Our people – a diverse population
- Our population and growth
- Rural, regional and remote Queensland
- Young people
- Younger and middle-aged adults
- Older people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Queensland
- Broad socioeconomic factors.
Our health– across the lifespan
- Life expectancy
- Burden of disease and injury
- The first 1,000 days
- Chronic conditions
- Notifiable communicable diseases
- Dental and oral health
- Mental health and wellbeing.
Our health services – costs and utilisation
- The cost of health care
- Health service utilisation.
Our lifestyle – risk and protective factors
- Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol
- Alcohol consumption
- Illicit drugs
- Physical activity
- Sun safety
- Domestic violence and child abuse
- Cancer screening
- Rest and sleep
- Road safety
- Oral health risks
- Environmental factors.
Our future – the way forward
- Our people
- Our health
- Our health services
- Our lifestyles
- The final word.
Supporting documents and resources
- Hospital and Health Service (HHS) profile visualisation
- Statistical tables (XLSX 644 kB) and data visualisations
- Methods for reporting health status report provides definitions and further information on data sources and analyses.
- Page 29, 2nd paragraph at top of page, 4th line: Reference 115 in the original version amended to * with correct reference provided as a footnote at the bottom of page 29. The correct reference is: “Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. MORT (Mortality Over Regions and Time) books: State and territory, 2014–2018. 2020. Canberra: AIHW.”
- Page 29, Table 3.16. The table presents 5 years of deaths, not a single year as indicated by the title in the original version. The correct title is “Leading causes of death, Queensland, 2014 – 2018” with reference 115 amended to *. The correct reference is provided as a footnote at the bottom of page 29. The correct reference is: “Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. MORT (Mortality Over Regions and Time) books: State and territory, 2014–2018. 2020. Canberra: AIHW.”
- Page 32 (call out box at top of page). Wording amended from “There has been a 48% decline in teenage pregnancies in Australia in 2006” to read: “There has been a 48% decline in teenagers giving birth in Australia in 2006” (edited for clarity)