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This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with births and pregnancy outcomes among 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

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 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)

Children's headline indicators [interactive data portal].

Retrieved 12 June 2014 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/chi/

Baghurst P, Robson S, Antoniou G, Scheil W, Bryce R (2014)

The association between increasing maternal age at first birth and decreased rates of spontaneous vaginal birth in South Australia from 1991 to 2009.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(3): 237–243

Barclay L, Kruske S, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Josif C, Narjic CW, Wardaguga M, Belton S, Gao Y, Dunbar T, Kildea S (2014)

Improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health services in the 'Top End' of Australia; synthesis of the findings of a health services research program aimed at engaging stakeholders, developing research capacity and embedding change.

BMC Health Services Research; 14: 241

Retrieved 2 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-241

Brock E, Charlton KE, Yeatman H (2014)

Identification and evaluation of models of antenatal care in Australia – a review of the evidence.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(4): 300–311

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

Evidence and Evaluation Branch (2014)

National partnership agreement on remote service delivery: evaluation 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Gao Y, Gold L, Josif C, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Barclay L, Zhao Y, Tracy S, Kildea S (2014)

A cost-consequences analysis of a midwifery group practice for Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia.

Midwifery; 30(4): 447–455

Hilder L, Li Z, Zeki R, Sullivan EA (2014)

Stillbirths in Australia 1991-2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Hodyl NA, Grzeskowiak LE, Stark MJ, Scheil W, Clifton VL (2014)

The impact of Aboriginal status, cigarette smoking and smoking cessation on perinatal outcomes in South Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 201(5): 274-278

Ibiebele I, Coory M, Boyle F, Humphrey M, Vlack S, Flenady V (2014)

Stillbirth rates among indigenous and non-indigenous women in Queensland, Australia: is the gap closing?.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.13047):

Jongen C, McCalman J, Bainbridge R, Tsey K (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health and wellbeing: a systematic search of programs and services in Australian primary health care settings.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 14: 251

Retrieved 30 July 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-251

Josif CM, Barclay L, Kruske S, Kildea S (2014)

‘No more strangers': investigating the experiences of women, midwives and others during the establishment of a new model of maternity care for remote dwelling Aboriginal women in northern Australia.

Midwifery; 30(3): 317–323

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

This chapter from the International handbook of adolescent pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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

National Health Performance Authority (2014)

Healthy communities: child and maternal health in 2009–2012.

Sydney: National Health Performance Authority

Parker S, McKinnon L, Kruske S (2014)

'Choice, culture and confidence': Key findings from the 2012 having a baby in Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survey.

BMC Health Services Research; 14(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-196): 196

Retrieved 1 May 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-196

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):

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (2014)

The QAIHC core indicators : overview of development and technical details : version 3.

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Scott JA (2014)

Chronic disease profiles in one high risk Indigenous community: a comparison of chronic disease profiles after a 10 year follow up and the relationship between birth weight and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Queensland: Brisbane

Thompson R, Miller YD (2014)

Birth control: to what extent do women report being informed and involved in decisions about pregnancy and birth procedures?.

Pregnancy and Childbirth; 14(http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-62): 62

Retrieved 7 February 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-62

2013

Aboriginal Affairs Taskforce (2013)

Victorian Government Aboriginal affairs report 2012.

Melbourne: Department of Planning and Community Development

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2013)

Overview of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia 2013.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/uploads/docs/wa-overview-2013.pdf

This report provides comprehensive information specific to Western Australia (WA) 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 WA Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Indigenous people in WA in 2013. 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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the first annual performance report for the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (IECD NPA). It provides the latest available information, as well as time trends, on each of the six health-related indicators (of the 10 performance indicators) in the IECD NPA.

The report has chapters on each of the health-related indicators that include detailed data tables and information on methods and data sources:

  • antenatal care
  • teenage rates of sexually transmissible infections
  • low birthweight
  • infant mortality
  • substance use during pregnancy
  • child under five years of age hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis.

The IECD NPA is a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreement established to improve the health and developmental outcomes for Indigenous children across Australia. The IECD NPA is an integral part of COAG's broader agenda to 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in health, early childhood education and care, education and employment; and it is also closely aligned with other policies such as Investing in the early years - a national early childhood development strategy.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators: interactive data portal.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2013

Bar-Zeev SJ (2013)

The quality of maternal and infant health services and their utilisation by remote dwelling Aboriginal families in the top end of Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

Biddle N (2013)

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

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

NSW Aboriginal Health Fact Sheet 2013 (2013)

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence

Chamberlain C, McNamara B, Williams ED, Yore D, Oldenburg B, Oats J, Eades S (2013)

Diabetes in pregnancy among Indigenous women in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic review of the evidence for screening in early pregnancy.

Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews; 29(4): 241–256

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

Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (2013)

Towards a shared understanding of terms and concepts: strengthening nursing and midwifery care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Canberra: Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses

This publication provides explanations of a range of words and concepts to help nurses and midwives adhere to the Code of ethics for nurses in Australia and the Code of ethics for midwives in Australia as they relate specifically to the provision of nursing and midwifery care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

The words explained include concepts that describe knowledge and concepts that act as frameworks for policies and practices:

  • culture
  • cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity
  • cultural knowledge
  • cultural safety
  • cultural respect
  • cultural security
  • cultural responsiveness
  • cultural competence

While this publication focuses on the relationship between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person and the non-Indigenous nurse and midwife, it could be useful within the broader health care industry.

Abstract adapted from the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses

Department of Health Victoria (2013)

Koori health counts!: Victorian Aboriginal hospital data 2011-12.

Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

Gee V (2013)

Perinatal, infant and maternal mortality in Western Australia, 2006-2010.

Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia

Kandasamy Y, Tanchi PPD, Edmonds LK (2013)

Small for gestational age and low birth weight term admissions to a tertiary perinatal centre in Northern Queensland, Australia.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health; Online First(http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10903-013-9891-8):

Kildea S, Stapleton H, Murphy R, Kosiak M, Gibbons K (2013)

The maternal and neonatal outcomes for an urban Indigenous population compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts and a trend analysis over four triennia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 13: 167

Retrieved 30 August 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-13-167

Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2013)

Australia's mothers and babies 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's mothers and babies 2011 is the 21st annual report on pregnancy and childbirth in Australia. It provides detailed information on mothers and babies, including:

  • demographic information
  • maternal characteristics
  • antenatal period
  • labour and birth
  • birth outcomes
  • perinatal deaths.

The report provides some Indigenous-specific information, including statistics on low birthweight babies born to Indigenous women.

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

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

O’Leary CM, Jacoby PJ, Bartu A, D’Antoine H, Bower C (2013)

Maternal alcohol use and sudden infant death syndrome and infant mortality excluding SIDS.

Pediatrics; 131(3): e770 -e778

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (2013)

QAIHC external report 2 : Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services Clinical Excellence (ACE program).

Brisbane: Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council

Sayers SM, Mott SA, Mann KD, Pearce MS, Singh GR (2013)

Birthweight and fasting glucose and insulin levels: results from the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(2): 112-116

This resource examines the relationships between birthweight, current size, and fasting glucose and fasting insulin levels in Indigenous adolescents to record the impact of birthweight on future risk of type 2 diabetes. The data relates to a longitudinal study of a Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous birth cohort of 686 Aboriginal babies born at the Royal Darwin Hospital between January 1987 and March 1990, and followed up between December 2006 and January 2008 in over 40 NT locations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steenkamp M (2013)

Creating evidence to inform the delivery and monitoring of health care for remote aboriginal mothers and newborns : challenges and case studies.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Sydney: Sydney

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

2012

Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (2012)

Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System annual report 2010–2011.

Sydney: Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Births, Australia, 2011.

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 (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bar-Zeev SJ, Barclay L, Farrington C, Kildea S (2012)

From hospital to home: the quality and safety of a postnatal discharge system used for remote dwelling Aboriginal mothers and infants in the top end of Australia.

Midwifery; 28(3): 366–373

Burbank VK (2012)

Life history and real life: an example of neuroanthropology in Aboriginal Australia.

Annals of Anthropological Practice; 36(1): 149-166

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence (2012)

New South Wales mothers and babies 2010.

Sydney: NSW Health

Giallo R, D’Esposito F, Cooklin A, Mensah F, Lucas N, Wade C, Nicholson JM (2012)

Psychosocial risk factors associated with fathers' mental health in the postnatal period: results from a population-based study.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 48(4): 563-573

Heffernan B, Iskandar D, Freemantle J (2012)

The history of Indigenous identification in Victorian health datasets, 1980–2011: initiatives and policies reported by key informants.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Joyce A, Hutchinson M (2012)

Western Australia's mothers and babies, 2010: twenty-eighth annual report of the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Lawrence D, Christensen D, Mitrou F, Draper G, Davis G, McKeown S, McAullay, Pearson G, Zubrick SR (2012)

Adjusting for under-identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander births in time series produced from birth records: using record linkage of survey data and administrative data sources.

BMC Medical Research Methodology; 12: 90

Retrieved 2 July 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-12-90

Li Z, Zeki R, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2012)

Australia's mothers and babies 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

New South Wales Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence (2012)

The health of Aboriginal people of NSW: report of the Chief Health Officer 2012.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

O'Byrne T (2012)

Healthy pregnancy healthy baby : a pregnancy book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the Northern Territory.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

O’Leary C, Jacoby P, D’Antoine H, Bartu A, Bower C (2012)

Heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and increased risk of stillbirth.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology; 119(8): 945-952

Robinson P, Comino E, Forbes A, Webster V, Knight J (2012)

Timeliness of antenatal care for mothers of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants in an urban setting.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 18(1): 56-61

Shahidullah M (2012)

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

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

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Steenkamp M, Rumbold A, Barclay L, Kildea S (2012)

A population-based investigation into inequalities amongst Indigenous mothers and newborns by place of residence in the Northern Territory, Australia.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 12: 44

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2393-12-44.pdf

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thompson F, Zhang X, Dempsey KE (2012)

Northern Territory midwives' collection: mothers and babies 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Yap M, Biddle N (2012)

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

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Births, Australia, 2010.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Best E (2011)

Closing the gap through innovative maternity care (the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service).

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S16

Brown S, Glover K (2011)

Guided by women's voice.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 32-33

Centre for Epidemiology and Research (2011)

NSW mothers and babies 2009.

Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Chaubey SK, Davis B, Sinha AK (2011)

Diabetes in pregnancy.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 34-36

Child and Adolescent Community Health (2011)

Health and wellbeing profile of young Western Australians.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Harvey C (2011)

Putting our house in order.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 18-20

Johnstone KM (2011)

Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory of Australia : stalled demographic transition?.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

Li Z, McNally L, Hilder L, Sullivan EA (2011)

Australia's mothers and babies 2009.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Lockey R, Maidment L, O’Brien M (2011)

Plenary 9: Maternity monologues: stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Northern Territory, Australia and their relationship to research and policy.

Women and Birth; 24(Supplement 1): S27

McHugh A, Bradley R, Hornbuckle J (2011)

Women and children first.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 28-31

Mein J, Bullen R, Fiona M, Kirby M (2011)

Apunipima baby baskets.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 21-23

Meuleners LB, Lee AH, Janssen PA, Fraser ML (2011)

Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: a population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth; 11: 70

Retrieved 12 October 2011 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-11-70

Mulligan L (2011)

A bridge between worlds.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 54

Singh GR (2011)

Neonatal problems.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 37-38

Aboriginal health progress sheet - healthy start to life (2011)

Victorian Department of Health

Wannan J (2011)

Launching specific learning and support for midwives and their colleagues working with Aboriginal families across NSW; a unique multidisciplinary education model.

Women and Birth; 24(1): S6

Wenitong M, David B (2011)

Providers, protectors, warriors.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 44-46

Williams D (2011)

A smoother pathway to birth.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 26-27

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Births, Australia, 2009.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3304.0?OpenDocument

Belton S, Campbell M, Foxley S, Hamerton B, Gladman J, McGrath S, Piller N, Saunders N, Vaughan F (2010)

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of the Maternity Emergency Care course in remote Australia.

Women and Birth; 23(2): 60-66

Comino E, Craig P, Harris E, McDermott D, Harris M, Henry R, Jackson Pulver L (2010)

The Gudaga Study: establishing an Aboriginal birth cohort in an urban community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S9-S17

Dietsch E, Shackleton P, Davies C, McLeod M, Alston M (2010)

'You can drop dead': midwives bullying women.

Women and Birth; 23(2): 53-59

Drabsch T (2010)

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

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Hoy WE, Nicol JL (2010)

Birthweight and natural deaths in a remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(1): 14-19

Kelly PM, Graham S, Sullivan EA (2010)

Pregnancy and perinatal health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies: a literature review.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 15-16

Langridge AT, Nassar N, Li J, Jacoby P, Stanley FJ (2010)

The impact of monetary incentives on general fertility rates in Western Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 66(4): 296-301

Langridge AT, Nassar N, Li J, Stanley FJ (2010)

Social and racial inequalities in preterm births in Western Australia, 1984 to 2006.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 24(4): 352-362

Larson A, Bradley R (2010)

Aboriginal maternal and child project: strengths and needs analysis.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

Laws PJ, Li Z, Sullivan EA (2010)

Australia's mothers and babies 2008.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Passey M, Gale J, Stirling J, Sanson-Fisher R (2010)

Caring for pregnant Aboriginal women: provider views on managing tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use.

Paper presented at the 2010 Primary Health Care Research Conference. 30 June - 2 July 2010, Darwin

Powers JR, Loxton DJ, Burns LA, Shakeshaft A, Elliott EJ, Dunlop AJ (2010)

Assessing pregnant women's compliance with different alcohol guidelines: an 11-year prospective study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(12): 690-693

Rumbold AR, Bailie RS, Si D, Dowden MC, Kennedy CM, Cox RJ, O’Donoghue L, Liddle HE, Kwedza RK, Thompson SC, Burke HP, Brown AD, Weeramanthri T, Connors CM (2010)

Assessing the quality of maternal health care in Indigenous primary care services: letter.

Medical Journal of Australia; 192(10): 597-598

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

Simmonds D, West L, Porter J, Tangey A, Davies M, O'Rourke P, Holland C (2010)

A 'two ways' approach to improving antenatal education for Ngaanyatjarra women.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(2): 10-11

Stamp G, Champion S, Zanet P, Anderson G, Taylor J, Newbury J (2010)

Regional Family Birthing and Anangu Bibi Birthing Program: a partnership model between Aboriginal maternal infant care workers and midwives caring for Aboriginal mothers and babies.

In: Larson A, Lyle D, eds. A bright future for rural health: evidence-based policy and practice in rural and remote Australian health care. Canberra: Australian Rural Health Education Network: 34-38

Thackrah R, Scott K, Winch J, eds. (2010)

Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals.

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia

This edited volume has been written by a diverse group of health professionals, the majority of whom are Indigenous Australians. A life cycle approach has been adopted, with chapters focusing on pregnancy and birthing through to the care and responsibilities of the elderly. These are bookended by the first chapter on 'Culture, history and health' which contextualises the subsequent content and the final chapter on future directions following the National apology.

The book includes the following chapters:

  • 'Culture, history and health' by Sherry Saggers, Maggie Walter, Dennis Gray
  • 'New life: conception, pregnancy and birthing' by Terry Dunbar and Linda Ford
  • 'Aboriginal infants and young children: the challenges ahead' by Heather D'Antoine and Dawn Bessarab
  • 'Aboriginal youth: challenges, strengths and opportunities' by David Vicary and Tine Hoult
  • 'The health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal women' by Pat Dudgeon and Roz Walker
  • 'Lives of Indigenous Australian men' by Mick Adams and Brian McCoy
  • 'The elderly: care and responsibilities' by Sandra Thompson, Rosemary van den Berg and Kate Smith
  • 'Loss, grief, bad luck and sorry business' by Jane Ulrik, Denise Foster and Vanessa Davis
  • 'The National apology: a new pathway forward?' By Shaun Ewen and Brian McCoy

Pearson Australia abstract

Thomson N, MacRae A, Burns J, Catto M, Debuyst O, Krom I, Midford R, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2010)

Summary of Australian Indigenous health, 2010.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Zhang X, Dempsey K, Johnstone K, Guthridge S (2010)

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986-2005.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

2009

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Births, Australia, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Experimental estimates and projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 1991 to 2021.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Brooks J (2009)

Building a perinatal service model with a Western Australian Indigenous community.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(1): 16-17

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2009)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher R, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este C (2009)

Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 29(1): 35-40

Ireland S (2009)

Niyith Niyith Watmam: Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal women who give birth in a remote community in the Northern Territory.

B.Sc.(Hons.) thesis, Charles Darwin University: Casuarina, N.T.

Khalidi NA (2009)

Aboriginal population projections, New South Wales, 2006 to 2021.

Sydney: NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Kildea S, Wardaguga M (2009)

Childbirth in Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

In: Selin H, ed. Childbirth across cultures : ideas and practices of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum. 1 ed. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands: 275-286

Laws P, Sullivan EA (2009)

Australia's mothers and babies 2007.

Sydney: AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit

Lewis LN, Hickey M, Doherty DA, Skinner SR (2009)

How do pregnancy outcomes differ in teenage mothers? A Western Australian study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 190(10): 537-541

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee South Australia (2009)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2008.

Adelaide: South Australian Department of Health

Rae K, Weatherall L, Smith R, Mackay P (2009)

The birth of Gomeroi gaaynggal.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(6): 3-5

Reibel T, Walker R (2009)

Overview and summary report of antenatal services audit for Aboriginal women and assessment of Aboriginal content in health education in Western Australia.

Perth, WA: Women’s and Newborns’ Health Network

Sayers S, Singh G, Mott S, McDonnell J, Hoy W (2009)

Relationships between birthweight and biomarkers of chronic disease in childhood: Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study 1987–2001.

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 23(6): 548-556

Wilson G (2009)

What do Aboriginal women think is good antenatal care? Consultation report.

Darwin, NT: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health

2008

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2008)

Births, Australia, 2007.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (2008)

Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association submission to the Maternity Services Review Board.

Canberra: Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

Brooks J (2008)

Aboriginal perinatal service expansion baseline evaluation - full report.

Perth: WA Perinatal Mental Health Unit

Brooks J (2008)

Aboriginal perinatal service expansion baseline evaluation report: executive summary.

Perth: WA Perinatal Mental Health Unit

Chan A, Scott J, Nguyen A-M, Sage L (2008)

Pregnancy outcome in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: Pregnancy Outcome Unit, South Australia

Engel PJ, Smith R, Brinsmead MW, Bowe SJ, Clifton VL (2008)

Male sex and pre-existing diabetes are independent risk factors for stillbirth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 48(4): 375-383

Hunter BH, Daly AE (2008)

Interactions between crime and fertility in the labour supply of Indigenous Australian women.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Laws P, Hilder L (2008)

Australia's mothers and babies 2006.

Sydney: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Maternal Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee (2008)

Maternal, perinatal and infant mortality in South Australia 2007.

Adelaide: SA Health, Government of South Australia

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

Verrier L, Brooks J, Mitchell M (2008)

Building a Perinatal Service Model for a Western Australian Aboriginal Community.

Paper presented at the “Our Mob, Our Minds, Our Spirits Conference”. November 13-14, 2008, Fremantle, WA

 
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