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To quantify Indigenous mortality, compare it with non-Indigenous mortality, and identify causes of excess Indigenous mortality by remoteness in Queensland, 1997-2000.
Cross-sectional survey of all deaths of Queensland residents registered in Australia during the study period.
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Small area health statistics has assumed increasing importance as the focus of population and public health moves to a more individualised approach of smaller area populations. Small populations and low event occurrence produce difficulties in interpretation and require appropriate statistical methods, including for age adjustment....
In this paper, data collected about disability in Australia are examined, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) peoples. Data on the prevalence of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is an essential component of effective disability policy, planning and implementation....
This study reports the findings of a systematic review of the published literature evaluating the impact of substance use programs on Australian Indigenous youth.
Objective: Evidence of identity, particularly a birth certificate, is essential to access many rights. However, the births of many Aboriginal Australians are not registered when they are infants. We examined factors related to birth registration among Western Australian children born to Aboriginal...
This article argues that the adoption of social and emotional wellbeing as an explanatory framework for culturally secure healthcare in prison is essential to improving health outcomes of Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia.