This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database addressing gastrointestinal health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References are divided into general and specific topics and include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.
Asher AJ, Holt DC, Andrews RM, Power ML (2014)
Distribution of Giardia duodenalis assemblages A and B among children living in a remote Indigenous community of the Northern Territory, Australia.
PLoS One; 9(11): e112058
Frommer DJ, Fernandes D, Pawar G, Goud R (2014)
Gastrointestinal amyloidosis in Australian Indigenous patients.
Internal Medicine Journal; 44(6): 605-609
Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)
Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312
Kirkwood CD, Roczo-Farkas S, Bishop RF, Barnes GL (2014)
Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program annual report, 2012.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(1): 1-7
Leach ST, Day AS, Moore D, Lemberg DA (2014)
Low rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the Australian indigenous paediatric population.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(4): 328-329
McLeod C, Morris PS, Snelling TL, Carapetis JR, Bowen AC (2014)
Nitazoxanide for the treatment of infectious diarrhoea in the Northern Territory, Australia 2007-2012.
Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2759
Retrieved 12 June 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2759
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
Cowley D, Donato CM, Roczo-Farkas S, Kirkwood CD (2013)
Novel G10P rotavirus strain, Northern Territory, Australia.
Emerging Infectious Diseases; 19(8): 1324-1327
Hull BP, Menzies R, Macartney K, McIntyre PB (2013)
Impact of the introduction of rotavirus vaccine on the timeliness of other scheduled vaccines: the Australian experience.
Vaccine; 31(15): 1964–1969
Lu W, Wise MJ, Tay CY, Windsor HM, Marshall BJ, Peacock C, Perkins T (2013)
Comparative analysis of the full genome of the helicobacter pylori isolate, sahul64, identifies genes of high divergence.
Journal of Bacteriology; 196(10):
Dey A, Wang H, Menzies R, Macartney K (2012)
Changes in hospitalisations for acute gastroenteritis in Australia after the national rotavirus vaccination program.
Medical Journal of Australia; 197(8): 453 - 457
Harlock M (2011)
A review of enteric disease in 2010 from the OzFoodNet perspective.
Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 18(3): 42-45
Snelling TL, Andrews RM, Kirkwood CD, Culvenor S, Carapetis JR (2011)
Case-control evaluation of the effectiveness of the G1P human rotavirus vaccine during an outbreak of rotavirus G2P infection in Central Australia.
Clinical Infectious Diseases; 52(2): 191-199
Bishop R, Kirkwood C (2009)
Rotavirus diarrhoea and Aboriginal Children.
Microbiology Australia; 30(5): 205-207
Campbell SJ, Nissen MD, Lambert SB (2009)
Rotavirus epidemiology in Queensland during the pre-vaccine era.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 33(2): 240-208
Grimwood K, Forbes DA (2009)
Acute and persistent diarrhea.
Pediatric Clinics of North America; 56(6): 1343-1361
Ritchie B, Brewster D, Tran CD, McNeil Y, Zacharakis B, Davidson GP, Butler RN (2009)
Lack of diagnostic accuracy of the monoclonal stool antigen test for detection of helicobacter pylori infection in young Australian Aboriginal children.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 28(4): 287-289
Ritchie BK, Brewster DR, Davidson GP, Tran CD, McNeil Y, Hawkes JS, Butler RN (2009)
C-sucrose breath test: novel use of a noninvasive biomarker of environmental gut health.
Pediatrics; 124(2): 620-626
Moore A, Vu H, Herceg A, Al-Yaman F (2008)
Hospital procedures for diseases of the digestive tract in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
For Indigenous people rates of hospitalisation for diseases of the digestive system are lower compared with non-Indigenous Australians. For those Australians hospitalised with a disease of the digestive system, Indigenous people are less likely to have a procedure recorded than other Australians. This study examined the patterns of undergoing a procedure for diseases of the digestive tract, once admitted to hospital for Indigenous people compared with other Australians. Adjustments were made for a number of variables, for example, urgency of admission, hospital sector and patient characteristics. It was recommended that consideration should be given to these findings when Indigenous specific health programs are implemented.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Population Health Division (NSW) (2008)
The health of the people of New South Wales – report of the Chief Health Officer, data book – Aboriginal peoples.
Sydney: NSW Department of Health
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