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This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database addressing gastrointestinal health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References are divided into general and specific topics and include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.
This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:
The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.
Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission
For Indigenous people rates of hospitalisation for diseases of the digestive system are lower compared with non-Indigenous Australians. For those Australians hospitalised with a disease of the digestive system, Indigenous people are less likely to have a procedure recorded than other Australians. This study examined the patterns of undergoing a procedure for diseases of the digestive tract, once admitted to hospital for Indigenous people compared with other Australians. Adjustments were made for a number of variables, for example, urgency of admission, hospital sector and patient characteristics. It was recommended that consideration should be given to these findings when Indigenous specific health programs are implemented.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract