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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

New AIHW reports show some improvements in Aboriginal health

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a series of state-based reports providing the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The reports highlight the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

In the Western Australian report, while death rates for avoidable causes and circulatory diseases have declined since 1997, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had higher hospitalisation rates for circulatory disease than non-Indigenous people across all age groups and they were hospitalised for ischaemic heart disease at almost three times the rate of non-Indigenous people.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Last updated: 23 April 2013
 
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