Australian Bureau of Statistics
4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010
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05/04/2013 Note: 2002 and 2008 NATSISS alcohol data by risk level have been revised. For more information, see the Information Paper (Catalogue No. 4714.0.55.005).
It is widely accepted that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience poorer health and higher rates of chronic disease than non-Indigenous people. The burden of disease suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is estimated to be two-and-a-half times greater than the burden of disease in the total Australian population. Health risk factors, such as smoking and alcohol misuse, explained over a third of this total burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and were responsible for almost half of the burden of disease gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians in 2003 (Endnote 1).
This article provides a range of information on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, drawing mostly on data from the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS).
Topics covered in this article include:
Health risk factors
Other related topics
This page last updated 4 April 2013
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