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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Publications

2016

Andersson P, Harris SR, Smith HM, Hadfield J, O'Neill C, Cutcliffe LT, Douglas FP, Asche LV, Mathews JD, Hutton SI, Sarovich DS, Tong SY, Clarke IN, Thomson NR, Giffard PM (2016)

Chlamydia trachomatis from Australian Aboriginal people with trachoma are polyphyletic composed of multiple distinctive lineages.

Nature Communications; 7: 10688

Retrieved 25 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10688

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This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015.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

Brischetto A, Leung G, Marshall CS, Bowen AC (2016)

A retrospective case-series of children with bone and joint infection from Northern Australia.

Medicine; 95(8): e2885

Dey A, Knox S, Wang H, Beard FH, McIntyre PB (2016)

Summary of national surveillance data on vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2008-2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(Supplement): S1-S70

Einsiedel L, Cassar O, Spelman T, Joseph S, Gessain A (2016)

Higher HTLV-1c proviral loads are associated with blood stream infections in an Indigenous Australian population.

Journal of Clinical Virology; 78: 93-98

Gibney KB, Cheng AC, Hall R, Leder K (2016)

An overview of the epidemiology of notifiable infectious diseases in Australia, 1991–2011.

Epidemiology and Infection; Firstview(http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268816001072):

Giffard PM, Brenner NC, Tabrizi SN, Garland SM, Holt DC, Andersson P, Lilliebridge RA, Tong SY, Karimi M, Boylan P, Ryder N, Johns T, Singh G (2016)

Chlamydia trachomatis genotypes in a cross-sectional study of urogenital samples from remote Northern and Central Australia.

BMJ Open; 6(1): e009624

Retrieved 6 January 2016 from http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e009624

Kurucz N (2016)

Campaign to increase awareness of Murray Valley encephalitis in remote communities across the Northern Territory, Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 39

Lynar S, Baird R, Marr I, Boutlis C (2016)

Imported Zika virus infection in a woman returning from Fiji.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(2): 8-12

May PJ, Bowen AC, Carapetis JR (2016)

The inequitable burden of group A streptococcal diseases in Indigenous Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(5): 201-203

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2016)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2014: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Overton K, Meumann E, McGeorge B, Krause V (2016)

A case of borderline lepromatous, multibacillary leprosy.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(2): 12-18

2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents estimates of fatal burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for 2010 produced as part of the Indigenous component of the Australian burden of disease study.

Fatal burden is measured in years of life lost, which is the sum of the number of years of life lost due to premature death from disease and injury. Fatal burden estimates presented in this report are described for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for broad disease groups, by age and sex. Estimates of the 'gap' in fatal burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported, together with selected sub-national estimates (selected states and territories, remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage).

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will release a more comprehensive report on the burden of disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2016. It will update and extend this report with 2011 estimates of fatal and non-fatal burden for more specific causes, as well as the burden attributable to selected risk factors.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Britton PN, Khoury L, Booy R, Wood N, Jones CA (2015)

Encephalitis in Australian children: contemporary trends in hospitalisation.

Archives of Disease in Childhood; 101(1): 51-56

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

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2012: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

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

Natoli L, Guy RJ, Shephard M, Causer L, Badman SG, Hengel B, Tangey A, Ward J, Coburn T, Anderson D, Kaldor J, Maher L (2015)

'I do feel like a scientist at times': A qualitative study of the acceptability of molecular point-of-care testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea to primary care professionals in a remote high STI burden setting.

PLoS One; 10(2): e0145993

Retrieved 29 December 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0145993

Petersen L, McGill K, Utz M, Cornes S (2015)

Infectious disease episodes in Queensland hospitals: Who are the patients?.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Royle J, Lambert SB (2015)

Fifty years of immunisation in Australia (1964-2014): the increasing opportunity to prevent diseases.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(1): 16-20

Silver B, Kaldor JM, Rumbold A, Ward J, Smith K, Dyda A, Ryder N, Yip TW, Su JY, Guy RJ (2015)

Community and clinic-based screening for curable sexually transmissible infections in a high prevalence setting in Australia: a retrospective longitudinal analysis of clinical service data from 2006 to 2009.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15077):

2014

Cassar O, Einsiedel L, Afonso PV, Gessain A (2014)

HTLV-1 molecular epidemiology in central Australia: two distinctive HTLV-1 subtype C lineages in Indigenous Australians.

Retrovirology; 11(supplement 1): 56

Retrieved 7 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-11-S1-P56

Davis JS, He V, Anstey NM, Condon JR (2014)

Long term outcomes following hospital admission for sepsis using relative survival analysis: a prospective cohort study of 1,092 patients with 5 year follow up.

PLOS ONE; 9(12): e112224

Retrieved 8 December 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0112224

Einsiedel L, Cassar O, Goeman E, Spelman T, Au V, Hatami S, Joseph S, Gessain A (2014)

Higher human T-Lymphotropic virus type 1 subtype C proviral loads are associated with bronchiectasis in Indigenous Australians: results of a case-control study.

Open Forum Infectious Diseases; 1(1)

Retrieved 9 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofu023

Einsiedel L, Cassar O, Goeman E, Spelman T, Gessain A (2014)

HTLV-1 associated bronchiectasis among Indigenous Australians is associated with higher HTLV-1 proviral loads: results of a prospective case-control study.

Retrovirology; 11(supplement 1): 28

Retrieved 7 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-11-S1-P28

Einsiedel L, Spelman T, Goeman E, Cassar O, Arundell M, Gessian A (2014)

Clinical associations of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection in an Indigenous Australian population.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 2014

Retrieved 16 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002643

Haupt I, Fisher R, Weber J, Dunn K (2014)

Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines.

Canberra: Sapere Research Group and Sironis Health

Heywood AE, Wang H, Macartney KK, McIntyre P (2014)

Varicella and herpes zoster hospitalizations before and after implementation of one-dose varicella vaccination in Australia: an ecological study.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 92(8): 593-604

Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312

Middleton B, Morris P, Carapetis J (2014)

Invasive group A streptococcal infection in the Northern Territory, Australia: case report and review of the literature.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(11): 869–873

National Health Performance Authority (2014)

Healthy communities: immunisation rates for children in 2012–13.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

Quinn E (2014)

Improving the health of vulnerable groups: addressing health inequities through applied public health research.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Selvey LA, Johansen CA, Broom AK, Antão C, Lindsay MD, Mackenzie JS, Smith DW (2014)

Rainfall and sentinel chicken seroconversions predict human cases of Murray Valley encephalitis in the north of Western Australia.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 14: 672

Retrieved 10 December 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-014-0672-3

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

Abbott P, Menzies R, Davison J, Moore L, Wang H (2013)

Improving immunisation timeliness in Aboriginal children through personalised calendars.

BMC Public Health; 13: 598

Retrieved 20 June 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-598

Australian Department of Health Immunise Australian Program (2013)

National immunisation strategy for Australia 2013-2018.

Canberra: Australia Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Beebe NW, Ambrose L, Hill LA, Davis JB, Hapgood G, Cooper RD, Russell RC, Ritchie SC, Reimer LJ, Lobo NF, Syafruddin D, van den Hurk AF (2013)

Tracing the tiger: population genetics provides valuable insights into the aedes (stegomyia) albopictus invasion of the Australasian region.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 7(8): e2361

Retrieved 8 August 2013 from

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Western Australia Department of Health (2013)

Western Australian immunisation strategy 2013–2015.

Perth: Western Australia Department of Health

2012

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Disease Control (2012)

NT notifications of diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January –31 December 2011 & 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Gordon CL, Hewagama S (2012)

Current knowledge about HTLV-1 in Central Australia: proceedings from the first workshop on HTLV-1 in Central Australia.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 14-15

Knox J, Cowan RU, Doyle JS, Ligtermoet MK, Archer JS, Burrow JNC, Tong SYC, Currie BJ, Mackenzie JS, Smith DW, Catton M, Moran RJ, Aboltins CA, Richards JS (2012)

Murray Valley encephalitis: a review of clinical features, diagnosis and treatment.

Medical Journal of Australia; 196(5): 322-326

2011

Awofeso N (2011)

Leprosy control, public health paradigms and stigma [editorial].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 9-11

Davis JS, Cheng AC, McMillan M, Humphrey AB, Stephens DP, Anstey NM (2011)

Sepsis in the tropical Top End of Australia's Northern Territory: disease burden and impact on Indigenous Australians.

Medical Journal of Australia; 194(10): 519-524

Davis JS (2011)

Sepsis in tropical Australia : epidemiology, pathophysiology and adjunctive therapy.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Hull B, Dey A, Mahajan D, Menzies R, McIntyre PB (2011)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 132-148

Massey PD (2011)

Controlling communicable diseases in rural New South Wales: epidemiological research for directing health policy and practice.

Doctor of Public Health thesis, James Cook University: Townsville, Qld

NNDSS Writing Group (2011)

Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2009: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 35(2): 61-131

Strebor C (2011)

Immunisation coverage 31 December 2011.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 19(1): 30-31

2010

Bailie R, Stevens M, McDonald E, Brewster D, Guthridge S (2010)

Exploring cross-sectional associations between common childhood illness, housing and social conditions in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

BMC Public Health; 10: 147

Retrieved 20 March 2010 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-147.pdf

Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)

CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].

5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.

The manual topics include:

  • emergency and assessment
    • patterns of abdominal pain
    • burns
    • chest (breathing) injuries
  • child health
    • dental and oral problems
    • ear and hearing problems
    • chronic suppuratives lung disease
  • mental health and drug problems
    • mental health assessment
    • suicide risk
    • alcohol and other drugs
  • chronic disease
    • assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
    • diabetes
    • heart failure
  • sexual health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • sexually transmitted infections in men
  • general topics
    • eye problems
    • rheumatic fever and heart disease
    • hepatitis.

This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.

The sixth edition of the CARPA manual was released in 2014.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

Centre for Disease Control (2010)

Notifications for diseases by onset date & districts: 1 January – 31 December 2009 & 2008.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 17(1): 42

Chiu C, Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Deeks S, Mahajan D, Macartney K, Brotherton J, Jardine A, Quinn H, Jelfs J, Booy R, Lawrence G, Jayasinghe S, Roberts A, Senanayake S, Wood N, McIntyre P (2010)

Vaccine preventable diseases in Australia, 2005 to 2007.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Einsiedel LJ, Woodman RJ (2010)

Two nations: racial disparities in bloodstream infections recorded at Alice Springs Hospital, central Australia, 2001–2005.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 567-571

Einsiedel LJ, Verdonck K, Gotuzzo E (2010)

Human T-Lymphotropic virus 1: clinical aspects of a neglected infection among Indigenous populations.

In: Scheld WM, Grayson ML, Hughes JM, eds. Emerging infections 9. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press:

Evolution Research (2010)

Enquiry into claims regarding leprosy testing on Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory between 1920 and 1960.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Hull BP, Mahajan D, Dey A, Menzies RI, McIntyre PB (2010)

Immunisation coverage annual report, 2008.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 241-258

McIver LJ, Kippin AN, Parish ST, Whitehead OG (2010)

HIV, malaria and pneumonia in a Torres Strait Islander male – a case report.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 448-449

Newman L, Stirzaker S, Knuckey D, Robinson K, Hood J, Knope K, Fitzsimmons G, Martin N, Siripol S, Gajanayake I, Kaczmarek M, Barr I, Hii A, Foxwell R, Owen R, Wright P, Fitzsimmons G, Sanders L, Barry C, Barker S, Ormond J, Liu C (2010)

Australia's notifiable disease status, 2008: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(3): 157-224

OzFoodNet Working Group (2010)

Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2009.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 34(4): 396-426

 
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