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This section provides reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications addressing Haemophilus influenzae type b relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature.

2018

Cleland G, Leung C, Wan Sai Cheong J, Francis J, Heney C, Nourse C (2018)

Paediatric invasive Haemophilus influenzae in Queensland, Australia, 2002-2011: young Indigenous children remain at highest risk.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 54(1): 36-41

2017

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent indicators of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information focuses on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

The Overview shows that the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continues to improve slowly and there has been a decline in the death rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and also a significant closing of the gap in death rates between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people. The infant mortality rate has declined significantly. There have also been improvements in a number of areas contributing to health status such as the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers who smoked during pregnancy has decreased. There has been a slight decrease in the proportion of low birth weight babies born to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers between 2004 and 2014. Age-standardised death rates for respiratory disease in NSW, Qld, WA, SA and NT declined by 26% over the period 1998-2012 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Two new sections are featured in this edition of the Overview. With the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them home report, a section has been dedicated to Healing which highlights the contribution of healing workers and organisations to supporting people, families and communities impacted by the Stolen Generations. Environmental health with its important link to the social determinants of health is also included for the first time in the Overview 2016.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This latest Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status provides an up-to-date, plain language summary of the health of Indigenous people. It includes Indigenous-specific information on:

  • population
  • births
  • deaths
  • common health problems
  • health risk and protective factors.

The Summary has been prepared by the HealthInfoNet as part of its effort to help 'close the gap' by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The Summary aims to make this information available to all people, including those without a specialised knowledge of the health field. The HealthInfoNet makes relevant high quality knowledge and information readily accessible to policy makers, health service providers, program managers, clinicians, researchers and the general community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thornton RB, Kirkham LS, Corscadden KJ, Wiertsema SP, Fuery A, Jones BJ, Coates HL, Vijayasekaran S, Zhang G, Keil A, Richmond PC (2017)

Australian Aboriginal children with otitis media have reduced antibody titres to specific nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae vaccine antigens.

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology; 24(4): e00556-16

2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Summary of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 provides a plain language summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Indigenous people. It includes Indigenous-specific information on:

  • population
  • births
  • deaths
  • common health problems
  • health risk and protective factors.

The Summary has been prepared by the HealthInfoNet as part of its effort to help 'close the gap' by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The Summary aims to make this information available to all people, including those without a specialised knowledge of the health field. The HealthInfoNet makes relevant high quality knowledge and information readily accessible to policy makers, health service providers, program managers, clinicians, researchers and the general community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dalton CB, Carlson SJ, Durrheim DN, Butler MT, Cheng AC, Kelly HA (2016)

Flutracking weekly online community survey of influenza-like illness annual report, 2015.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(4): E512-E520

Smith-Vaughan HC, Beissbarth J, Bowman J, Hare KM, Price EP, Pickering J, Lehmann D, Chang AB, Morris PS, Marsh RL, Leach AJ (2016)

Geographic consistency in dominant, non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae genotypes colonising four distinct Australian paediatric groups: a cohort study.

Pneumonia; 8: 13

Retrieved 18 August 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41479-016-0013-y

2015

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2014 provides a plain language summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Indigenous people. It includes Indigenous-specific information on:

  • population
  • births
  • deaths
  • common health problems
  • health risk and protective factors.

The Summary has been prepared by the HealthInfoNet as part of its effort to help 'close the gap' by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The Summary aims to make this information available to all people, including those without a specialised knowledge of the health field. The HealthInfoNet makes relevant high quality knowledge and information readily accessible to policy makers, health service providers, program managers, clinicians, researchers and the general community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2015)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2013: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Porter M, Charles AK, Nathan EA, French NP, Dickinson JE, Darragh H, Keil AD (2015)

Haemophilus influenzae: a potent perinatal pathogen disproportionately isolated from Indigenous women and their neonates.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajo.12413):

2014

Brown J, Simpson G (2014)

Diffuse panbronchiolitis in an Australian Aborigine.

Respiratory Case Reports; 2(2): 64–66

Fisher NJ (2014)

Haemophilus influenzae serotype a septic arthritis in an immunized central Australian Indigenous child.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases; 21: 15–16

Hare KM (2014)

The bacteriology of bronchiectasis and impact of azithromycin on upper and lower airway bacteria and resistance in Australian Indigenous children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Pickering J, Smith-Vaughan H, Beissbarth J, Bowman JM, Wiertsema S, Riley TV, Leach AJ, Richmond P, Lehmann D, Kirkham LS (2014)

Diversity of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae colonizing Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology; 52(5): 1352-1357

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

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:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

2013

Hare KM, Marsh RL, Binks MJ, Grimwood K, Pizzutto SJ, Leach AJ, Chang AB, Smith-Vaughan HC (2013)

Quantitative PCR confirms culture as the gold standard for detection of lower airway infection by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in Australian Indigenous children with bronchiectasis.

Journal of Microbiological Methods; 92(3): 270–272

This study observed correlation between quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and semi-quantitative culture for definition of Haemophilus influenzae infection in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens from 81 Indigenous children with bronchiectasis. Data collected supported the continued use of quantitative culture as the gold standard.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Menzies RI, Markey P, Boyd R, Koehler AP, McIntyre PB (2013)

No evidence of increasing haemophilus influenzae non-b infection in Australian Aboriginal children.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health; 72: 20992

Retrieved 5 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v72i0.20992

O'Grady K-A F, Whiley DM, Torzillo PJ, Sloots TP, Lambert SB (2013)

Mailed versus frozen transport of nasal swabs for surveillance of respiratory bacteria in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 13(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-543): 543

Retrieved 14 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-13-543

2012

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

 
Last updated: 19 February 2018
 
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