Year of publication / 2023

Child maltreatment and health risk behaviours in the Australian young people

Emotional abuse Health risks Suicide sexual abuse
This infographic presents data from our young person sample of Australians aged 16-24.

This infographic shows the strong association between child maltreatment and health risk behaviours including cannabis dependence, suicide and self-harm, smoking, binge drinking, and obesity observed in Australian young people.

Suggested citation

We recommend citing the original report these data come from: Haslam D et al. (2023). The prevalence and impact of child maltreatment in Australia: Findings from the Australian Child Maltreatment Study: Brief Report. Australian Child Maltreatment Study, Queensland University of Technology.