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The burden of disease and injury in Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous burden of disease study is a component of the Australian burden of disease study, which aims to describe the health status of Australians in the year 2003. The Indigenous study specifically looks at improving knowledge of the true level of mortality, causes of death, non-fatal health states and risk factors affecting Indigenous people.
The primary objectives of the Burden of disease and injury in Indigenous Australians project are:
- Burden of disease estimates (deaths, years of life lost, years lived with disability, disability-adjusted life years, incidence and prevalence with details by age, sex and remote/non-remote residence) that will assist health service planners and Indigenous communities to identify those specific diseases and risk factors that are most responsible for the gap in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
- A platform for further analytical work on the relative cost-effectiveness of alternative intervention options in support of priority setting.
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Associate Professor Theo Vos
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Begg S, Vos T, Barker B, Stevenson C, Stanley L, Lopez A (2007)
The burden of disease and injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2003.
Brisbane: Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, School of Population Health, University of Queensland