NOTE: There has been a minor change to the Women's and Children's Health page to more accurately explain the data on mammograms. Original text did not correctly identify the data on mammograms as applicable to Indigenous women aged 40 years and over.
The 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) is the largest Indigenous health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Includes: Indigenous Population Distribution, remote and non-remote areas, Age differences
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population was estimated to be 458,500 or 2.4% of the total Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
|Self-assessed health status|
Includes: Self-assessed health by Remoteness Areas
Over three-quarters (78%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported their health as either 'good', 'very good' or 'excellent', in 2004-05.
|Long-term health conditions|
Includes: Heart and circulatory problems/diseases, Diabetes
Around two-thirds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reported having at least one long-term health condition in 2004-05.
|Dental health |
Includes: Indigenous people who had never visited a dentist
Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, 11% had never visited a dentist or other health professional about their teeth.
|Health risk factors|
Includes:Smoking, Alcohol consumption, Diet, Body mass
Half of the adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population (50%) reported smoking one or more cigarettes per day, on average in 2004-05.
|Women's and children's health - Updated 06/03/2007|
Includes: Immunisation, Breastfeeding, Children's hearing, Women's health
Reported vaccinations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under seven years of age in non-remote areas showed around nine in ten children (89%) had been fully immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and haemophilus influenza type B (HIB).
|Torres Strait Islander people|
In 2001, 48,800 people identified as being of Torres Strait Islander origin or of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin-one in every ten Indigenous Australians. Around 60% of Torres Strait Islander people reported long-term health conditions in 2004-05.