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Acute lower respiratory infections in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children

 

Overview

This project investigated acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in hospitalised Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

This included conducting a comparison between the two populations of the:

The study concluded that ALRI was a significant cause of paediatric morbidity with infants and Indigenous populations suffering the highest burden.

The results of this project provided evidence to inform strategies for the development of appropriate interventions to move towards the goal of ALRI prevention.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Media contacts
Elizabeth Chester
Phone: (08) 9489 7965
Mobile: 0409 988 530
Email: elizabeth@ichr.uwa.edu.au
Tammy Gibbs
Phone: (08) 9489 7963
Mobile: 0408 946 698
Email: tammyg@ichr.uwa.edu.au

Related publications

Moore H (2011)

Acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

Australasian Epidemiologist; 18(1): 15-20

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Last updated: 25 February 2014
 
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