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4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
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HEALTH


CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN

This domain covers health status and the determinants of health, including related beliefs and knowledge systems. Some of the environmental characteristics may be of lesser importance in non-remote areas (i.e. poor community environmental health services relating to inadequate water power and sewerage systems).

ELEMENTS OF THE DOMAIN


INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTS
• Having babies and family planning
• Child and maternal health
• Women's health
• Health status
• Maintaining physical health, including dental health
• Social and emotional wellbeing, e.g. strength of spirit and mental health
• Healthy lifestyle choices e.g. diet, exercise
• Living with a disability, long term health conditions or chronic illness
• Disease (e.g. communicable disease, disease associated with poor environmental health)
• Risk factors and behaviours (including suicide)
• Life expectancy and mortality
• Health literacy
• Cost of health
• Preventative health and health promotion, programs and practices.
• Access to fresh food, and food security
• Chronic disease management
• Carers and support mechanisms
• Customary health practices and medicines
• Access to suitable health services across the life course
• Community involvement in primary health care services
• Indigenous health workers


ABS DATA SOURCES

Birth Registrations Collection: see Births, Australia (3301.0), annual
Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey: see Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006(4710.0), 2007
Deaths Registration Collection: see Deaths, Australia (3302.0), annual and Causes of Death, Australia (3303.0), annual
Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Jun 2006(3238.0.55.001), 2008
Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021(3238.0), 2009
Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009(6287.0), 2010
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2004-05(4715.0), 2006
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (4714.0), 2009
National Regional Profile 2004-2008 (1379.0.55.001 ) 2010
Perinatal Deaths Collection: see Perinatal Deaths, Australia (3304.0), annual
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (4704.0), 2010

Census of Population and Housing

Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0), quarterly
Maps and Census Profiles, Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification, 2006(4706.0.30.001), 2008
Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006(4713.0), 2010
See also the Census data home page on the ABS web site.

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