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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13 released

Date posted: 11 September 2014

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have released the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13, the largest biomedical survey ever conducted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults across Australia took part in the survey and voluntarily provided blood and/or urine samples, which were tested for a range of chronic disease and nutrient biomarkers.

At the national level, results showed that:

It also revealed that for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults:

Remoteness also played a part in chronic disease risk, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas more likely to have signs of chronic disease, or be at risk of chronic disease.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Last updated: 15 September 2014
 
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