What types of other physical and mental health disorders do Australians with an alcohol disorder have?
Of all Australians with an alcohol disorder, 23% have at least one other mental health disorder, 16% have at least one physical condition, and 33% have at least one additional mental health disorder and at least one physical condition.
28% of Australians with an alcohol disorder do not have any other comorbid conditions. Of all the Australians who have an alcohol disorder, 23% have a comorbid mental disorder; 16% have a comorbid physical condition, and 33% have a comorbid mental disorder and physical condition.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NCETA secondary analysis, 2013).
Comorbidity: Having more than one disorder at the same time is known as comorbidity. Alcohol comorbidity is defined as being diagnosed with an alcohol-related mental health disorder in addition to another mental health disorder or physical condition.