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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.


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


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.

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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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