Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: Final report
Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) has serious health outcomes for Australian women and their children, and its prevention is a recognised national priority.
Burden of disease studies measure the combined impact of living with illness and injury (non-fatal burden) and dying prematurely (fatal burden) on a population. This report estimated the amount of burden that could have been avoided if no adult women in Australia in 2011 had been exposed to IPV during their lifetime. This “attributable burden” is reported in terms of total, non-fatal and fatal burden.
This report extends results from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 (ABDS 2011) to produce detailed estimates of the health burden due to exposure to IPV that are specific to Australian women in 2011. Of note, this report also includes estimates of attributable burden using a broader definition of IPV than used in the ABDS 2011, one that includes non-cohabiting partners as well as partner emotional abuse.
This commissioned work is part of the ANROWS Horizons series. A Compass (research to policy and practice) paper is also available as part of this project. Papers will draw on empirical research, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and/or practice knowledge.
MS JULIE AYRE
Analyst, Australian Burden of Disease Study, AIHW
MS MIRIAM LUM ON
Project Manager, Australian Burden of Disease Study, AIHW
MS KIM WEBSTER
MS MICHELLE GOURLEY
Unit Head, Australian Burden of Disease Unit, AIHW
DR LYNELLE MOON
National Lead Analyst, Australian Burden of Disease Study, AIHW
ISBN: 978-1-925372-46-5 (print) 978-1-925372-47-2 (online)
Ayre, J., Lum On, M., Webster, K., Gourley, M., & Moon, L. (2016). Examination of the burden of disease of intimate partner violence against women in 2011: Final report (ANROWS Horizons, 06/2016). Sydney: ANROWS.