Key messages

  • Your Health 2007 is the second report about indicators of the health of Victorians and trends over time.
  • The report contains information about the health of refugee, prison, culturally and linguistically diverse, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

Your Health: A report on the health of Victorians 2007 is the second in a series of biennial reports from the Office of the Chief Health Officer. This publication provides a comprehensive picture of the health and wellbeing of Victorians, drawing on a wide range of population-based data.

Information in the series informs policy and planning for the improvement of health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Additional features of the 2007 report

Your Health 2007 expands on the previous edition and incorporates new sections. These include:

  • oral health of Victorians
  • screening participation of the Victorian population
  • health and the environment
  • population subgroups.

Population subgroups

A key feature of this edition is population subgroups, which contains information about the health of refugee, prison, culturally and linguistically diverse, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

This new section also contains chapters on the mothers’ and children’s health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and rural and regional health.

Main topics

Overall, the 2007 report has six main topics:

  • health status
  • health-related behaviours
  • determinants of health
  • health outcomes
  • health and the environment
  • population subgroups.

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