The Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status in Western Australia (Overview) aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Western Australia (WA). The initial sections of the Overview provide information about:
- the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- social determinants including education, employment and income
- the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in WA
- measures of population health status including births, mortality, hospitalisation and burden of disease.
The remaining sections are about selected health conditions and risk and protective factors that contribute to the overall health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These sections include an introduction and evidence of the extent of the condition or risk/protective factor.
The Overview is a resource relevant for the health workforce, students and others requiring access to up-to-date information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA.