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spacing1What do we know about the hospitalisation of Indigenous people?

How do hospitalisation rates of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people compare?

Of the 10 million hospital separations in Australia during 2014-15, 443,097 (4%) were identified as Indigenous [1]. The overall age-standardised separation rate of 950 per 1,000 for Indigenous people was 2.4 times that for non-Indigenous people. The highest age-standardised separation rate for Indigenous people was in the NT (2,004 per 1,000), with a rate 6.3 times that of non-Indigenous people.

In 2011-13, separation rates were higher for Indigenous people than for non-Indigenous people for all age-groups, with the rates highest in the middle and late adult years [2].

What are the main causes of hospitalisation for Indigenous people?

In 2014-15 the two most common causes of hospitalisation for Indigenous people in Australia were [1]:

References

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016) Admitted patient care 2014-15: Australian hospital statistics. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
 
Last updated: 14 July 2017
 
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