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Journal article

Reducing perinatal mortality among Indigenous babies in Queensland: should the first priority be better primary health care or better access to hospital care during confinement?

30 May 2005

The perinatal mortality rate among Indigenous Australians is still double that of the rest of the community. In this study Trisha Johnston and Michael Coory set out to estimate the extent to which increased risk of low birthweight and preterm birth among Indigenous babies in Queensland account for their continuing mortality excess. Their results show that priority should be given to primary health care initiatives aimed at reducing the prevalence of low birth weight and preterm birth.

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