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This section provides reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with the population characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2014

Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. (2014)

Working together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing principles and practice.

Perth, WA: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia

This book was developed as an information source for health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with social and emotional wellbeing issues. The book contains comprehensive and culturally appropriate information to educate and assist health professionals who work with Indigenous clients.

The book is divided into six parts:

  • history and contexts
  • issues and influences
  • standards, principles and practice
  • assessment and management
  • working with children, families and communities
  • healing models and programs.

Many of the book chapters were authored by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous artwork features throughout the book.

Telethon Kids Institute abstract

Anderson JT, Collins D (2014)

Prevalence and causes of urban homelessness among Indigenous peoples: a three-country scoping review.

Housing Studies; latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2014.923091):

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2001 to 2026.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Information paper: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples perspectives on homelessness, 2014.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2014)

Exploring healthcare variation in Australia: analyses resulting from an OECD study.

Sydney: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Australian Department of Health (2014)

Medical Training Review Panel: 17th report.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Access to primary health care relative to need for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper describes the development, and presents the results, of an area-based index that measures access to general practitioners (GPs) relative to the need for primary health care for both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations of Australia. The access relative to need index is able to explain more of the variation in health outcomes than measures of access to GPs alone. Indigenous people experience a general pattern of worsening access to GPs relative to need with increasing remoteness. A less dramatic decrease by remoteness is noted in the non-Indigenous population.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Acute coronary syndrome: validation of the method used to monitor incidence in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on alcohol and other drug treatment agencies and the episodes of treatment provided in Australia for 2012-2013. The most common principal drugs of concern were alcohol, cannabis, amphetamines and heroin, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.

The report shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were more likely to be provided with withdrawal management than other Australians, and were around three times as likely to have received pharmacotherapy treatment than the non-Indigenous population. Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians is presented throughout the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Assessment of Global Burden of Disease 2010 methods for the Australian context: Australian burden of disease study working paper no. 1.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australia’s health 2014: the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's health 2014 was released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare as the fourtenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australia is one of the healthiest nations in the world, with most Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continue to have much poorer health than the general population.

Health information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is included in various sections of the report but particularly in chapter 7 which compiles information about demographic profiles, health status, disability rates and service use. The section highlights that Indigenous Australians are continuing to die at much younger ages than non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians also continue to have a greater disease burden, higher rates of disability and a lower quality of life than other Australians. The section concludes with information on behaviours and health risk factors that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse and illicit drug use.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Australian hospital statistics 2012–13: private hospitals.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the latest annual monitoring report for BreastScreen Australia on breast cancer in Australia. It provides data for the period 2011-2012 on participation in BreastScreen Australia's national screening program along with the latest available data on breast cancer incidence and mortality, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The first section of the report presents an overview of breast cancer in Australia, outlines the process of breast cancer screening, and describes the development and management of BreastScreen Australia. It also details the performance indicators used for monitoring the program, and provides a brief summary of technical issues that should be considered when interpreting information in the report. The second section of the report presents the latest national data against the following eight BreastScreen Australia performance indicators:

  • participation
  • re-screening
  • recall to assessment
  • invasive breast cancer detection
  • ductal carcinoma in situ detection
  • interval cancers and program sensitivity
  • invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
  • mortality.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper explores the prevalence, hospitalisation and mortality rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among Indigenous Australians. Key findings include:

  • the prevalence of CHD and COPD was higher in the Indigenous population compared with other Australians
  • the prevalence of several risk factors (tobacco smoking, exercise, overweight and obesity) was high in both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, however rates of smoking among Indigenous adults was declining
  • hospitalisation rates for CHD and COPD were higher in the Indigenous population compared with other Australians
  • Indigenous Australians are more likely to die from CHD and COPD than other Australians, however CHD death rates are improving
  • the rates of chronic disease management are increasing (MBS health checks, GP management plans, team care arrangements and Closing the gap prescriptions).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Determinants of wellbeing for Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This paper looks at the wellbeing of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and factors linked with wellbeing. While the focus is on subjective measures of wellbeing, a number of objective measures are also considered; for example, employment status, income and health status. In Australia, subjective measures of wellbeing collected in large-scale surveys generally fall into two main types:

  • emotional wellbeing - the balance between a person's positive feelings (such as happiness) and negative feelings (such as sadness)
  • life satisfaction - how a person feels about their life and the extent to which it has met and is meeting their expectations.

The paper is structured as follows:

  • section one describes the key data sources used in this paper, including how subjective wellbeing is measured in these data sources
  • section two provides information on the subjective wellbeing of Indigenous Australians compared with that of non-Indigenous Australians
  • section three examines the connection between Indigenous subjective wellbeing and a number of factors including health, income and employment, education levels, criminal activity, and victimisation rates.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health care expenditure on cardiovascular diseases 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health expenditure Australia 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Health indicators for remote service delivery communities: a summary report 2003–2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Housing assistance in Australia 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Mental health services - in brief 2014.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Mortality from asthma and COPD in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2012-2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides the most up-to-date national data available for the National bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP). The first section presents an overview of bowel cancer in Australia, outlines the process of bowel cancer screening, and describes the development and management of the NBCSP. It also provides a brief overview of technical issues that should be considered when interpreting the information in this report, including those for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants.

The second section presents national data for the NBCSP from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. Data are presented against a series of performance measures. A summary of each performance measure, including definition, rationale, information on data quality and a guide for interpretation, form the start of each chapter. This is followed by measure-specific background information and detailed analyses.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

National opioid pharmacotherapy statistics 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

People using both disability services and home and community care in 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

The measurement of patient experience in non-GP primary health care settings.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Trends in coronary heart disease mortality: age groups and populations.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Ball SJ, Haynes A, Jacoby P, Pereira G, Miller LJ, Bower C, Davis EA (2014)

Spatial and temporal variation in type 1 diabetes incidence in Western Australia from 1991 to 2010: increased risk at higher latitudes and over time.

Health & Place; 28: 194-204

Biddle N, Al-Yaman F, Gourley M, Gray M, BrayJR, Brady B, Pham LA, Williams E, Montaigne M (2014)

Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Canberra: ANU Press

This document intends to inform future policy development of the National disability insurance scheme, (NDIS) and thereby assist Indigenous Australians in accessing support services appropriate to their cultural and geographic needs, sharing in opportunities available to the general Australian population, and participating fully in the economic and social life of their community.

The first part of the document aims to identify and assess the range of disability service delivery models available in order to overcome the barriers to accessing disability support services experienced by Indigenous Australians.The second part of the document analyses existing quantitative data sets to ascertain the extent and nature of disability in the Indigenous population, and how this varies according to geographic remoteness and key population groups.

Chapters two and three provide background and contextual information which is relevant to the disability service needs of the Indigenous population and how the NDIS can best meet the needs of Indigenous Australians. Chapter four considers the existing statistical evidence regarding the extent and nature of disability in the Indigenous population, the data gaps and how these gaps can best be filled. Chapters five to eight focus on issues concerning the delivery of disability services to Indigenous Australians as part of the NDIS. Some possible models and approaches to service delivery are discussed and, drawing upon the available evidence base, the advantages and disadvantages of different models are outlined. The final chapter integrates the conclusions and offers recommendations.

Abstract adapted from Indigenous Australians and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Biddle N (2014)

Data about and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies

Biddle N (2014)

Measuring and analysing the wellbeing of Australia’s Indigenous population.

Social Indicators Research; 116(3): 713-729

Carson DB, Carson DA (2014)

Local economies of mobility in sparsely populated areas: cases from Australia's spine.

Journal of Rural Studies; in press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.10.011):

Chaluvappa R, Smith DP, Cerimagic S, Patel MI (2014)

A comprehensive evaluation of bladder cancer epidemiology and outcomes in Australia.

International Urology and Nephrology; 46(7): 1351-1360

COAG Reform Council (2014)

Healthcare in Australia 2012-13: five years of performance.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

COAG Reform Council (2014)

Indigenous reform 2012-13: five years of performance.

Sydney: COAG Reform Council

The National Indigenous reform agreement signed in 2009 set out six outcome based reform targets to address Indigenous disadvantage and 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. This publication reports on the six Closing the gap targets which include:

  • closing the life expectancy within a generation (by 2031)
  • halving the gap in mortality rates for Indigenous children under five within a decade (by 2018)
  • ensuring all Indigenous four year olds in remote communities have access to early childhood education within five years (by 2013)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous students in reading, writing and numeracy within a decade (by 2018)
  • halving the gap for Indigenous people aged 20-24 in year 12 or equivalent attainment rates (by 2020)
  • halving the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade (by 2018).

Data for this report comes from surveys and administrative collections. The report considers if Indigenous outcomes have improved over the five years since 2008, the areas of concern and recommendations.

Abstract adapted from COAG Reform Council

Currow D, Thomson W (2014)

Cancer in NSW: incidence report 2009.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Evidence and Evaluation Branch (2014)

National partnership agreement on remote service delivery: evaluation 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ford PJ, Cramb S, Farah CS (2014)

Oral health impacts and quality of life in an urban homeless population.

Australian Dental Journal; 59(2): 234-239

Freemantle J, Ring I, Teshia G, Solomon A, Gachupin FC, Smylie J, Cutler TL, Waldon JA (2014)

Indigenous mortality (revealed): the invisible illuminated.

American Journal of Public Health; First Look(10.2105/AJPH.2014.301994):

Gray G (2014)

‘We know the Aborigines are dying out’: Aboriginal people and the quest to ensure their survival, Wave Hill station, 1944.

Health and History; 16(1): 1-24

Harrold TC, Randall DA, Falster MO, Lujic S, Jorm LR (2014)

The contribution of geography to disparities in preventable hospitalisations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

PLoS One; 9(5): e97892

Retrieved 23 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0097892

Heilbronn C, Matthews S, Lloyd B (2014)

Social determinants, drinking and chronic disease: the role of social determinants of health in alcohol consumption and alcohol-related chronic disease in Victoria.

Melbourne: Turning Point

Hofer A, Woodland S, Reeve C (2014)

Mortality due to rheumatic heart disease in the Kimberley 2001–2010.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 139–141

Hosie A, Vogl G, Hoddinott J, Carden J, Comeau Y (2014)

Crossroads: rethinking the Australian mental health system.

Sydney: Inspire Foundation

Indigenous Business Australia (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander home ownership: Submission to Affordable Housing Inquiry.

Canberra: Indigenous Business Australia

Janu EK, Annabattula BI, Kumariah S, Zajaczkowska M, Whitehall JS, Edwards MJ, Lujic S, Masters IB (2014)

Paediatric hospitalisations for lower respiratory tract infections in Mount Isa.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(10): 591-594

Johnson S, Bonello MR, Li Z, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2014)

Maternal deaths in Australia 2006 - 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Kumble S (2014)

Improving medication adherence amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Medical Student Journal; 4(2): 79-82

Law CK, Snider AM, De Leo D (2014)

The influence of deprivation on suicide mortality in urban and rural Queensland: an ecological analysis.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-014-0905-1):

Lin I, O'Sullivan P, Coffin J, Mak DB, Toussaint S, Straker L (2014)

'I can sit and talk to her': Aboriginal people, chronic low back pain and heathcare practitioner communication.

Australian Family Physician; 43(5): 320-324

Longman J, Pilcher JM, Donoghue DA, Rolfe M, Kildea SV, Kruske S, Oats JJN, Morgan GG, Barclay LM (2014)

Identifying maternity services in public hospitals in rural and remote Australia.

Australian Health Review; 38(3): 337-344

Lucero AA, Lambrick DM, Faulkner JA, Fryer S, Tarrant MA, Poudevigne M, Williams MA, Stoner L (2014)

Modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among indigenous populations.

Advances in Preventive Medicine; 2014: 547018

Retrieved 6 February 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/547018

The aim of this journal article is to identify modifiable cardio-metabolic and lifestyle risk factors among indigenous populations from Australia (Aboriginal Australians/Torres Strait Islanders), New Zealand (Māori), and the United States (American Indians and Alaska Natives) that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The most relevant data were identified, organized, and synthesized using national health surveys where available and electronic databases identified sources for filling missing data.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lyons JG, O'Dea K, Walker KZ (2014)

Evidence for low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in Australian Indigenous peoples: a systematic review.

BMC Public Health; 14: 545

Retrieved 2 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-545

Markwick A, Ansari Z, Sullivan M, McNeil J (2014)

Social determinants and lifestyle risk factors only partially explain the higher prevalence of food insecurity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian state of Victoria: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Public Health; 14: 598

Retrieved 12 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-598

Mishra G, Loxton D, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, Dobson A, Duffy L, Graves A, Harris M, Harris S, Lucke J, McLaughlin D, Mooney R, Pachana N, Pease S, Tavener M, Thomson C, Tooth L, Townsend N, Tuckerman R, Byles J (2014)

Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Brisbane: Women's Health Australia

Mitchell K, Aboagye-Sarfo P, Mak D, Giele C, Minas B (2014)

The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2012.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Nancarrow S, Bradbury J, Avila C (2014)

Factors associated with non-attendance in a general practice super clinic population in regional Australia: A retrospective cohort study.

Australasian Medical Journal; 7(8): 323-333

Obermair A, Youlden DR, Baade PD, Janda M (2014)

The impact of risk-reducing hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy on survival in patients with a history of breast cancer - a population-based data linkage study.

International Journal of Cancer; 134(9): 2211-2222

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (2014)

Update on assault hospitalisation figures relating to the NT.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner, Northern Territory Government

Ong KS, Carter R, Vos T, Kelaher M, Anderson I (2014)

Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in Australia's Indigenous population.

Heart, Lung and Circulation; 23(5): 414–421

Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee (2014)

Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria: final report: volume 1.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

Parliament of Victoria Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee (2014)

Inquiry into the supply and use of methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria: final report: volume 2.

Melbourne: Parliament of Victoria

Pearce Ms, Mann KD, Singh G, Sayers SM (2014)

Birth weight and cognitive function in early adulthood: the Australian aboriginal birth cohort study.

Journal of Developmental Origins of Health Disease; first view(http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0583-3779):

Pointer S (2014)

Hospitalised injury in children and young people 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The aim of this report is to provide information about hospitalised injury in Australian children and young people aged 0 to 24 years old, during 2011 to 2012, including data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report takes a developmental stage approach to examining injury, acknowledging that age and injury are closely linked at some stages of life, for example, early childhood and young adulthood.

Over 130,000 children and young people were hospitalised due to injury during 2011 -2012, with boys outnumbering girls by two to one. The rates of injury were higher for older age groups, with the highest rates being young males aged 18 to 24 years old. Rates of injury were also higher in rural and remote areas and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Qi X, Hu W, Page A, Tong S (2014)

Dynamic pattern of suicide in Australia, 1986-2005: a descriptive-analytic study.

BMJ Open; 4(7): e005311

Retrieved 29 July 2014 from 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005311

Qin Li SQ, Guthridge S, Aratchige PE, Lowe MP, Wang Z, Zhao Y, Krause V (2014)

Dementia prevalence and incidence among the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations of the Northern Territory.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(8): 465-469

Radford K, Mack HA, Draper B, Chalkley S, Daylight G, Cumming R, Bennett H, Delbaere K, Broe GA (2014)

Prevalence of dementia in urban and regional Aboriginal Australians.

Alzheimer's & Dementia; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2014.03.007):

Ride K (2014)

Within reach.

Nursing Review; February(1): 17-18

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2014)

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons position paper: Indigenous health.

Melbourne: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Smith MA, Liu B, McIntyre P, Menzies R, Dey A, Canfell K (2014)

Fall in genital warts diagnoses in the general and Indigenous Australian population following implementation of a national human papillomavirus vaccination program: analysis of routinely collected national hospital data.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; Advance Access(http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiu370):

Spurling GKP, Askew DA, Schluter PJ, Simpson F, Hayman N (2014)

Household number associated with middle ear disease at an urban Indigenous health service: a cross-sectional study.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 20(3): 285-290

Steenkamp M (2014)

Clustering in Northern Territory perinatal data for 2003-2005: implications for analysis and interpretation.

Health Information Management Journal; 43(1): 37-41

The Kirby Institute (2014)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report 2014.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The purpose of the report is to encourage and support discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The report is produced in a format that is intended to be accessible to a wide range of health service providers and consumers and includes information on:

  • medical and epidemiological terms
  • summary of main findings
  • main findings for specific BBVs and STIs
  • methodological notes.

Abstract adapted from The Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute (2014)

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia annual surveillance report 2014.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

Thomas SL, Zhao Y, Guthridge SL, Wakeman J (2014)

The cost-effectiveness of primary care for Indigenous Australians with diabetes living in remote Northern Territory communities.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(11): 658-662

Thompson SC, Shahid S, DiGiacomo M, Pilkington L, Davidson PM (2014)

Making progress: the role of cancer councils in Australia in Indigenous cancer control.

BMC Public Health; 14: 347

Retrieved 11 April 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-347

Varnes T , Cheung L , Brennan N , Meek G , Wells E , Abdel‐Nasser M, Pope A (2014)

Initiatives to support the delivery of services to Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

This report presents the audit findings and recommendations of the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services' implementation of initiatives to support the delivery of services to Indigenous Australians. The Australian National Audit Office adopted the following criteria for assessing the initiatives:

  • sound planning and administration arrangements were established to identify and address the access needs of Indigenous customers
  • service delivery arrangements were established to support the access needs of Indigenous customers
  • performance monitoring and reporting arrangements provided visibility over service delivery to Indigenous customers and information to improve service delivery.

Abstract adapted from Australian National Audit Office

Victorian Auditor-General (2014)

Accessibility of mainstream services for Aboriginal Victorians.

Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General's Office

West C, Usher K, Clough AR (2014)

Study protocol - resilience in individuals and families coping with the impacts of alcohol related injuries in remote Indigenous communities: a mixed method study.

BMC Public Health; 14: 479

Retrieved 21 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-479

White S, Chadban S (2014)

KinD report (Kidneys in Diabetes) : temporal trends in the epidemiology of diabetic kidney disease and the associated health care burden in Australia.

Melbourne: Kidney Health Australia

Willcox S (2014)

Chronic diseases in Australia: the case for changing course.

Melbourne: Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy

Willie J, Kruger E, Tennant M (2014)

Public and private dental services in NSW: a geographic information system analysis of access to care for 7 million Australians.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(4): 164-170

Woods CE, Usher K, Maguire GP (2014)

Obstructive sleep apnoea in adult indigenous populations in high-income countries: an integrative review.

Sleep and Breathing; online first(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11325-014-1032-7):

2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian demographic statistics, September quarter 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2011.

Retrieved 30 August 2013 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3238.0.55.001Main+Features1June%202011?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Understanding the increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counts, 2006-2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies (2013)

What works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage: key learnings and gaps in the evidence: 2011-12: appendix B-D.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011–12: online services report – key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the 2011-12 online service report data collection which replaces the previous Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health services reporting data collection. In 2011-12, the Australian Government provided direct funding to approximately 300 organisations to deliver comprehensive primary health care and other health services, including substance use, social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Bringing them home and Link up counselling programs) of which around 60% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled or managed.
The report provides information on the services and their operations including the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. Primary health care services provided 2.6 million episodes of care of which 350,000 were Indigenous; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 27,000 Indigenous clients and Bringing them home and Link up counselling services were accessed by about 9,400 Indigenous clients.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Australia's welfare 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Australia's welfare 2013: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Chronic kidney disease: regional variation in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Chronic kidney disease: regional variation in Australia, report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provides a detailed picture of the rates of chronic kidney disease that vary by geographic location. The report established that people from remote and very remote areas were over two times more likely to die from chronic kidney disease than people from major cities. People from very remote areas were at least four times more likely to start kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or kidney transplant) than people from non-remote areas. The report provide information about the impact of this disease on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Health system expenditure on cancer and other neoplasms in Australia: 2008-09.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National social housing survey: detailed results 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Palliative care services in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Specialist homelessness services: 2012-2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Specialist homelessness services: July-December 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Thematic list of projects using linked data relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Youth detention population in Australia 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Biddle N, Markham F (2013)

Mobility.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2013)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: Indigenous and non-Indigenous marriage partnerships.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2013)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: population projections.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Cancer Australia (2013)

Report to the nation: cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: 2013.

Sydney: Cancer Australia

NSW Aboriginal Health Fact Sheet 2013 (2013)

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence

Chrisopoulos S, Luzzi L, Brennan DS (2013)

Trends in dental visiting avoidance due to cost in Australia, 1994 to 2010: an age-period-cohort analysis.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 381

Retrieved 3 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-381

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2013)

Snapshot 2013: children and young people in Queensland.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Cowling CS, Liu BC, Ward JS, Snelling TL, Kaldor JM, Wilson DP (2013)

Australian Trachoma Surveillance annual report, 2011.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E121-E129

d'Abbs P, Togni S, Rosewarne C, Boffa J (2013)

The Grog Mob: lessons from an evaluation of a multi-disciplinary alcohol intervention for Aboriginal clients.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(5): 450–456

Davy C, Aromataris E, Gibson O, Brown A (2013)

Facilitators and barriers to the implementation of primary health care interventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases: a systematic review protocol.

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports; 11(7): 299-311

Duckett S, Breadon P, Ginnivan L (2013)

Access all areas: new solutions for GP shortages in rural Australia.

Melbourne: Grattan Institute

Eastern Health (2013)

Eastern Health Aboriginal employment plan 2012-2015.

Melbourne: Eastern Health

Footprints in Time (2013)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: report from Wave 4.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

This report is the fourth in a series of reports produced for each wave of the data collection from a longitudinal study following the development of a group of Indigenous children and examining the factors contributing to their individual and collective outcomes.

Beginning in 2008, the study aims to provide quantitative and qualitative data that can be used to improve the understanding of, and policy response to, the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities.

The range of topics covered in this report includes:

  • learning and school
  • nutrition and exercise
  • health conditions
  • emotional development
  • family life
  • culture and community
  • socioeconomic disadvantage and children's outcomes
  • breastfeeding
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • housing conditions
  • body mass index of children.

Wave 4 features new questions about children's educational and recreational activities and the use of computers and the internet.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Gray M, Hunter B, Howlett M (2013)

Indigenous employment - a story of continuing growth.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Habibis D, Memmott P, Phillips R, Go-Sam C, Keys C, Moran M (2013)

Housing conditionality, Indigenous lifeworlds and policy outcomes: towards a model for culturally responsive housing provision.

Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

Haswell MR, Blignault I, Fitzpatrick S, Jackson Pulver L (2013)

The social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous youth: reviewing and extending the evidence and examining its implications for policy and practice.

Sydney: Muru Marri, University of New South Wales

Hunter B, Stephenson N (2013)

Less is more: reflections on the overcoming Indigenous disadvantage reports.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local (2013)

Closing the Gap in inner north west Melbourne: a population health needs assessment.

Melbourne: Inner North West Melbourne Medicare Local

International Diabetes Federation (2013)

IDF diabetes atlas.

6th ed. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation

KPMG Australia (2013)

Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report.

Perth, WA: EON Foundation

The Evaluation of the Thriving Communities program in six Kimberley communities: final report aims to provide an assessment of the process and outcomes of the four EON Foundation programs ran in the communities of Djarindjin/Lombadian, Ardyaloon, Beagle Bay, Yungngora, Looma and Kadjina. The report aims to demonstrate the benefits of the program to the EON board and future funders, and reflect on lessons learnt.

The Thriving Communities program consists of four components that are designed to reduce the risk of chronic disease:

  • EON Edible gardens
  • EON Healthy eating
  • EON Training and education
  • EON Healthy homes.

The findings of the evaluation conclude that whilst program outcomes are hard to measure, a community development approach that values long term engagement is the method most likely to be effective in tackling chronic disease.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

MacRae A, Thomson N, Anomie, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, McLoughlin N, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Trzesinski A, Urquhart B (2013)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2012.

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 2012. 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

Maher L (2013)

Applied professional practice in public health: promoting equitable health services delivery through evaluation and research.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Markham F, Bath J, Taylor J, Doran B (2013)

New directions in Indigenous service population estimation.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Minichiello V, Rahman S, Hussain R (2013)

Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in global Indigenous populations: data availability and gaps.

International Journal of STD & AIDS; 24(10): 759-768

Mundine W (2013)

The Baker IDI Central Australia Oration: a public lecture by Mr Warren Mundine.

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2013)

Annual report 2012-2013, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

O’Brien AP, Bloomer MJ, Clarke K, Martin T, Lock T, Van Der Riet P, Orcher L, Wilkies M, O'Connor M (2013)

The need for rural and regional Aboriginal palliative care models.

Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine; 3(4): 152

Osborne K, Baum F, Brown L (2013)

What works? A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report provides information on what works, what does not work, and what information is missing on the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health. It provides information on a number of social and economic determinants, including:

  • education
  • connection to family, community, country, and culture
  • employment and income
  • housing
  • racism
  • interactions with government systems
  • criminal justice system
  • health behaviours.

This report provides information on policies, and programs and projects relating to the social determinants of Indigenous health that provide concrete examples of 'what works'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (2013)

Examination of legislation in accordance with the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 : Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 and related legislation.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Paul CL, Turon H, Bonevski B, Bryant J, McElduff P (2013)

A cross-sectional survey of experts' opinions about the relative effectiveness of tobacco control strategies for the general population versus disadvantaged groups: what do we choose in the absence of evidence?.

BMC Public Health; 13: 1144

Retrieved 8 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1144

Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J (2013)

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln health study.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 504-512

Queensland Department of Health (2013)

Queensland rural and remote health service framework: draft for consultation.

Brisbane: Queensland Department of Health

Richmond RL, Indig D, Butler TG, Wilhelm KA, Archer VA, Wodak AD (2013)

Smoking and other drug characteristics of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal prisoners in Australia.

Journal of Addiction; 2013: 516342

Retrieved 10 March 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/516342

Robertson J, Pointing BS, Stevenson L, Clough AR (2013)

"We made the rule, we have to stick to it": towards effective management of environmental tobacco smoke in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(10): 4944-4966

Rosenstock A, Mukandi B, Zwi AB, Hill PS (2013)

Closing the Gaps: competing estimates of Indigenous Australian life expectancy in the scientific literature.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 356–364

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (2013)

Mapping and analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early years and family support services across Australia.

Melbourne: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care

Shearer M, Parker EJ, Jamieson LM (2013)

National Indigenous Oral Health workshop: Adelaide, 13 – 14 September 2012: workshop report.

Adelaide: University of Adelaide Indigenous Oral Health Unit

Taylor A, Barnes T (2013)

‘Closing the Gap' in Indigenous life expectancies: what if we succeed?.

Journal of Population Research; 30(2): 117-132

Taylor LK, Lee YYC, Lim K, Simpson JM, Roberts CL, Morris J (2013)

Potential prevention of small for gestational age in Australia: a population-based linkage study.

Pregnancy and Childbirth; 13: 210

Retrieved 19 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-13-210

Tennant M, Kruger E, Shiyha J (2013)

Dentist-to-population and practice-to-population ratios: in a shortage environment with gross mal-distribution what should rural and remote communities focus their attention on?.

Rural and Remote Health; 13: 2518

Retrieved 7 October 2013 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2518

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: annual surveillance report 2013.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

The Kirby Institute (2013)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Toelle BG, Xuan W, Bird TE, Abramson MJ, Atkinson DN, Burton DL, James AL, Jenkins CR, Johns DP, Maguire GP, Musk AW, Walters EH, Wood-Baker R, Hunter ML, Graham BJ, Southwell PJ, Vollmer WM, Buist AS, Marks GB (2013)

Respiratory symptoms and illness in older Australians: the burden of obstructive lung disease (BOLD) study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(3): 144-148

Tyack Z, Frakes K-A, Cornwell P, Kuys SS, Barnett AG, McPhail SM (2013)

The health outcomes and costs of people attending an interdisciplinary chronic disease service in regional Australia: protocol for a longitudinal cohort investigation.

BMC Health Services Research; 13: 410

Retrieved 11 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-410

Vanlint SJ (2013)

Community perspectives on vitamin D and bone health in three at-risk populations.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Zhao Y, You J, Wright J, Guthridge SL, Lee AH (2013)

Health inequity in the Northern Territory, Australia.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 12: 79

Retrieved 13 September 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-12-79

Zhao Y, Wright J, Begg S, Guthridge S (2013)

Decomposing the Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis.

Population Health Metrics; 11: 1

Retrieved 29 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-11-1

This study aims to explain the Indigenous life expectancy (LE) gap by common modifiable risk factors in the period from 1986 to 2005. The LE gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was 12 years for men and 10 years for women, whereas the Northern Territory Indigenous LE gap was at least 50% greater than the national figures.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Hunter B, Biddle N, eds. (2012)

Survey analysis for Indigenous policy in Australia: social science perspectives.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This monograph presents the peer-reviewed papers from the 2011 Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) conference Social science perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The conference covered many topics including for example:

  • child development
  • crime and justice
  • culture
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • health
  • housing
  • substance use.

The papers review the strengths and limitations of the NATSISS, how the NATSISS informs policy decisions, and recommendations for the design of future surveys. This book is a useful resource for researchers, policy makers, the national debate on Indigenous issues, and Indigenous communities and organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian demographic statistics, March quarter 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian health survey: first results, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Census of population and housing: characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Census of population and housing: estimating homelessness, 2006.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Census of population and housing: estimating homelessness, 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Information paper: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander demographic statistics work program and release plans, Apr 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Year Book Australia, 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2012)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

National best practice guidelines for data linkage activities relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

A snapshot of who we are (2012)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Changes in life expectancy and disability in Australia 1998 to 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2012)

AMA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health audit report: progress to date and challenges that remain.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

This report card presents the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Taskforce on Indigenous health's audit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services. The report card considers the progress that has been made by Australian governments in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and the challenges that still exist, as measured against the key recommendations the AMA has made in five priority areas over the last 10 years, including:

  • provision of primary health care appropriate to need
  • strong workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • high quality health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • health risk factors and social determinants
  • governance and monitoring.

The report lists the recommendations together with major government measures, programs and initiatives that have been adopted, the challenges that still exist and the work that still needs to be done.

Abstract adapted from AMA

Australian Medical Association (2012)

AMA Indigenous health report cards [2002 - 2011].

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

Biddle N, Taylor J (2012)

Demographic consequences of the ‘closing the gap' Indigenous policy in Australia.

Population Research and Policy Review; 31(4): 571-585

Biddle N (2012)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: population and age structure.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2012)

Indigenous language usage: CAEPR Indigenous population project: 2011 census papers.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Biddle N (2012)

Longitudinal determinants of mobility: new evidence for Indigenous children and their carers.

Journal of Population Research; 29(2): 141-155

Drabsch T (2012)

Health indicators for NSW.

Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Research Service

Grace B, Hurst K, McDonald S (2012)

Stock and flow.

In: McDonald S, Clayton P, Hurst K, eds. The thirty fifth annual Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry report 2012. Adelaide: Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry: 1.1-1.7

Maher L, Turnour C, Stewart J (2012)

Reporting of Aboriginal people in health data collections in NSW.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 61-62

Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (2012)

Annual Report 2011-2012, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Shahidullah M (2012)

Response: ABS's comments on ‘Estimating Indigenous life expectancy: pitfalls with consequences'.

Journal of Population Research; 29(3): 283-287

Taylor DA, Henry JM (2012)

Haplotype data for 16 Y-chromosome STR loci in Aboriginal and Caucasian populations in South Australia.

Forensic Science International: Genetics; 6(6): e187–e188

Taylor J (2012)

Towards comparative measures of circulation: insights from Indigenous Australia.

Population, Space and Place; 18(5): 567–578

Thompson SC, Woods JA, Katzenellenbogen JM (2012)

The quality of Indigenous identification in administrative health data in Australia: insights from studies using data linkage.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; 12: 133

Retrieved 16 November 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-12-133

Veitch C, Lincoln M, Bundy A, Gallego G, Dew A, Bulkeley K, Brentnall J, Griffiths S (2012)

Integrating evidence into policy and sustainable disability services delivery in western New South Wales, Australia: the 'wobbly hub and double spokes' project.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 70

Retrieved 21 March 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-70

VicHealth (2012)

Disability and health inequalities in Australia: research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

Walker BF, Price A, Jackson-Barrett E, Stomski NJ (2012)

A health and education needs analysis of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation members.

Perth: Murdoch University

Yap M, Biddle N (2012)

CAEPR Indigenous population project 2011 census papers: unpaid work, unpaid care, unpaid assistance and volunteering.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Yap M, Biddle N (2012)

Indigenous fertility and family formation: CAEPR Indigenous population project: 2011 census papers.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Yu P (2012)

The power of data in Aboriginal hands.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2011

Anstey KJ, Kiely KM, Booth H, Birrell CL, Butterworth P, Byles J, Luszcz MA, Gibson R (2011)

Indigenous Australians are under-represented in longitudinal ageing studies.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 331-336

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was conducted between late-April and early-September 2010. This was the 10th survey in a series which began in 1985, and was the fifth to be managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). More than 26,000 people aged 12 years or older participated in the survey, in which they were asked about their knowledge of and attitudes towards drugs, their drug consumption histories, and related behaviours. Most of the analysis presented is of people aged 14 years or older, so that results can be compared with previous reports.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Australia's welfare 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Comparing life expectancy of Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States (2011)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This fact sheet gives an overview to the difficulties comparing life expectancy of indigenous peoples drawn from country comparison studies. Numerous studies have indicated that the gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous people's life expectancy in Australia is greater than in New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America (USA).

The difficulties relate to concepts, data and methods of collection behind such estimates, which throw doubt on the conclusions drawn from comparison studies. This paper suggests that the uncertainty associated with indigenous life expectancy estimates could be quite large.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Comparing life expectancy of Indigenous people in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States: conceptual, methodological and data issues: May 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report attempts to describe the methodological dimensions and differences involved in
deriving estimates of indigenous populations and deaths, and from them, life expectancy in
the four Anglo-settler countries. The differences in indigenous life expectancy estimates that
have been presented in comparative analyses between the four Anglo-settler countries are
also described to establish the level of confidence with which conclusions may be drawn. A
short concluding section discusses possible ways forward.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bureau of Infrastructure Transport and Regional Economics (2011)

Northern Australia statistical compendium 2011 update.

Canberra: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

Lee KW (2011)

A comparison of the health status of European Roma and Australian Aborigines.

Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care; 4(4): 166-185

National Rural Health Alliance (2011)

Australia's health system needs re-balancing: a report on the shortage of primary care services in rural and remote areas.

Canberra: National Rural Health Alliance

Nicholas R, Lee N, Roche A (2011)

Pharmaceutical drug misuse in Australia: complex problems, balanced responses.

Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Palliative Care Australia (2011)

Improving access to quality care at the end of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians : position statement.

Canberra: Palliative Care Australia

Taylor J (2011)

Indigenous population projections in mining regions: dividend or dependency?.

Melbourne: Agreements Treaties and Negotiated Settlements Project

2010

Al-Motlaq M, Mills J, Birks M, Francis K (2010)

How nurses address the burden of disease in remote or isolated areas in Queensland.

International Journal of Nursing Practice; 16(5): 472-477

Arkles RS, Jackson Pulver LR, Robertson H, Draper B, Chalkley S, Broe GA (2010)

Ageing, cognition and dementia in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: a life cycle approach.

Sydney: Neuroscience Research Australia and Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, University of New South Wales

This publication is a literature review concerning dementia in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for the years 2006-2009. The review was undertaken as a result of an emerging public health concern for the increased prevalence of dementia in remote indigenous communities; in particular the data collected for the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The literature reviewed established that: the prevalence of dementia in the Australian Indigenous population is five times the rate for the non-Indigenous population; dementia presents at an earlier age in the Indigenous population; the perception of dementia is different across communities and situations, it is often not viewed as a medical condition; the health and social conditions Indigenous people currently experience puts them at a greater risk of developing dementia compared to non-Indigenous people; and access to services are problematic due to a lack of transport and services which take into consideration language, cultural or other circumstances unique to Indigenous people and their communities.

The review demonstrates the importance of establishing a framework for addressing dementia in the Indigenous population that is culturally appropriate and within a historical context. The review highlights the gaps in knowledge pertaining to dementia in the Indigenous population.

Finally the report makes recommendations based on the findings of the literature review emphasising that research is needed on Indigenous people's understanding of dementia, the role of carers and the impact on their wellbeing, identification and assessment and best practice models of care and services.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Australian demographic statistics, March quarter 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Australian Social Trends, Mar 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Census data.

Retrieved 29 January 2010 from http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/Census+data

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Framework for measuring wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010.

Retrieved 5 March 2010 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4703.0Contents2010?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4703.0&issue=2010&num=&view=

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Health and socioeconomic disadvantage.

In: Australian Social Trends, Mar 2010. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics: 5

This article is a part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian Social Trends series, and uses data from the 2007-2008 National Health Survey to analyse the links between socio-economic disadvantage and health for people aged 15 years and over. The analysis uses the Socio-economic indexes for areas (SEIFA) of disadvantage based upon the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. The SEIFA Index combines a number of variables (such as income, education and unemployment) of people, families and dwellings within an area, and ranks these areas on a scale of relative disadvantage.

People living in the most disadvantaged areas were more likely have no non-school qualifications, be not working or have a weekly personal income in the lowest quintile than those in the least disadvantaged areas. Over three-fifths of the population (62%) in the most disadvantaged areas if made up of Indigenous people, who are also 1.4 times more likely to be of poor or fair health compared to non-Indigenous people living in the most disadvantaged areas.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, Australia: summary booklet, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Population by age and sex, regions of Australia, 2009: catalogue no 3235.0.

Retrieved 5 August 2010 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/AE154A11FF9AFE89CA2578E10013A2E3?opendocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Population characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 (reissue).

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Regional statistics, Northern Territory, Mar 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Oct 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

The information included in this report is taken from a variety of sources. This report highlights that Aboriginal and Torres Strait people make up 2.5% of the Australian population and is young compared to the rest of the population. The key findings include:

  • The estimated resident population in 2006 was 517,000 people.
  • The median age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 21.0 years compared to 37.0 years for the non-Indigenous population.
  • 68% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reside in rural and remote locations and 32% reside in urban locations.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous Australians. From 2005-2007 the gap was 11.5 years for males and 9.7 years for females.
  • Life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males at birth is estimated to be 67.2 years and for females is 72.9 years.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language and culture is strong.
  • Socio-economic outcomes continute to improve; 22% completed year twelve in 2008.
  • More people completed non-school qualifications; 40% of people aged 25-64 years in 2008, compared to 32% in 2002.
  • The unemployment rate fell from 23% in 2002 to 17% in 2008, but remains five times higher than the rate for non-Indigenous unemployment which was 5% in 2008.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Year book, Australia, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2010)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services report, 2008-09: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2008-09, presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting (OSR) data collection. Data for this report were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling service that received funding from the Australian Government through OATSIH in 2008-09. The information covers the numbers of clients seen, provision of care and staffing, and the types of care and group activities provided. This information informs Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Caniglia F, Bourke P, Whiley AP (2010)

A scan of disadvantage in Queensland 2010: from analysis to innovation in place-based practice.

Brisbane: Uniting Care Centre for Social Justice

Drabsch T (2010)

Health, education & community indicators for NSW: statistical indicators 3/10.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Hocking S, Draper G, Somerford P, XiaoJ, Weeramanthri T (2010)

The Western Australian Chief Health Officer's report 2010.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

McEvoy BP, Lind JM, Wang ET, Moyzis RK, Visscher PM, van Holst Pellekaan SM, Wilton AN (2010)

Whole-genome genetic diversity in a sample of Australians with deep Aboriginal ancestry.

The American Society of Human Genetics; 87(2): 297-305

Prout S (2010)

Developing measures of population mobility amongst Indigenous primary school students.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Queensland Health (2010)

Making tracks toward closing the gap in health outcomes for Indigenous Queenslanders by 2033.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Sarah J, Alison D (2010)

Health and wellbeing of adults in Western Australia 2009, overview of results.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Sayers S, Boyle J (2010)

Indigenous perinatal and neonatal outcomes: a time for preventive strategies.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 46(9): 475-478

Senserrick T, Chen HY, Boufous S, Ivers R, Stevenson M, Norton R (2010)

Demographic factors associated with pre-licensed driving in a NSW young driver cohort: the DRIVE Study.

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2010)

Report on government services 2010: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Taylor J (2010)

Demography as destiny: schooling, work and Aboriginal population change at Wadeye.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This paper explores the capacity of the Indigenous population of Wadeye, in the Northern Territory, to maximise income, savings and investments through the pending demographic transition where the majority of the Indigenous population will be of working age. Given current levels of Indigenous education, workforce participation and productivity, the danger is that the opportunity for Indigenous families and communities to capitalise on this population structural change may be foregone. This issue is examined by establishing interactions between population change, educational outcomes and workforce participation among the Indigenous residents of Wadeye. It stresses two principal challenges to achieve optimal outcomes, including: restoring participation in schooling to best prepare the younger generations; and providing work opportunities for the older population that have had limited exposure to formal education.

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