4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/04/2008   
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The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this publication:

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAP Aged Care Assessment Program
ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team
ACIR Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
ACT Australian Capital Territory
AHMAC Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIGC Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AJJA Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators
AMA Australian Medical Association
AMI acute myocardial infarction
ANZDATA Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry
AODTS-NMDS Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set
ARIA Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ASCED Australian Standard Classification of Education
ASCO Australian Standard Classification of Occupations
ASGC Australian Standard Geographical Classification
ATSIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
BEACH Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health
BMI body mass index
cat. no. Catalogue number
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CACP Community Aged Care Package
CAP Crisis Accommodation Program
CD collection district
CDEP Community Development Employment Projects
CHD coronary heart disease
CHINS Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey
COAG Council of Australian Governments
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRA Commonwealth Rent Assistance
CS NMDS Children's Services National Minimum Data Set
CSHA Commonwealth–State Housing Agreement
CSTDA Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement
dmft decayed, missing and filled (deciduous) teeth
DALY disability-adjusted life-years
DASR Drug and Alcohol Service Report
DEEWR Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
DEST Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training
DHAC Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
DMFT decayed, missing and filled (permanent) teeth
DoHA Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
DTP diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine
EACH extended aged care at home
ERP estimated resident population
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FaCS Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services
FaHCSIA Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FTE full-time equivalent
GP General Medical Practitioner
GSS General Social Survey
HACC Home and Community Care, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Hib Haemophilus influenzae (type B)
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPA home purchase assistance
HREOC Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision
ICD-10-AM International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification
ICH Indigenous community housing
IESIP Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme
IHD ischaemic heart disease
IHF interviewer household form
IHO Indigenous housing organisation
IREG Indigenous Region
km kilometre
K5 Kessler Psychological Distress Scale - modified five-item version
LFS Labour Force Survey
LORI Level of Relative Isolation
mL millilitre
MACS Multifunctional Aboriginal Children's Services
MCEETYA Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs
MDS minimum data set
MIP Major Infrastructure Program
MMR measles, mumps and rubella
n.e.c. not elsewhere classified
NATSIHS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
NATSIS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey
NATSISS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
NCHECR National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research
NCIRS National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
NCMHCD National Community Mental Health Care Database
NDR National Data Repository
NHMD National Hospital Morbidity Database
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHPAC National Health Priority Action Council
NHS National Health Survey
NHS(I) National Health Survey (Indigenous)
NMDS National Minimum Data Set
NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NOCS Notifiable Conditions System
NPDC National Perinatal Data Collection
NPHP National Public Health Partnership
NPSU National Perinatal Statistics Unit
NRF National Reporting Framework
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
OATSIH Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing)
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OID Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage
OPV oral polio vaccine
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PCI percutaneous coronary intervention
PRA private rental assistance
Qld Queensland
RCS Resident Classification Scale
RHD rheumatic heart disease
SA South Australia
SAAP Supported Accommodation Assistance Program
SAND Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data
SAR Service Activity Reporting
SCATSIH Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
SCRCSSP Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision
SCRGSP Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision
SDAC Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
SF-36 Medical Outcome Short Form Health Survey
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SMR standardised mortality ratio
SOMIH State owned and managed Indigenous housing
SRA Supplementary Recurrent Assistance
STI sexually transmissible infection
Tas. Tasmania
TFR total fertility rate
TSRA Torres Strait Regional Authority
VET vocational education and training
Vic. Victoria
WA Western Australia
WAACHS Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey
WHO World Health Organization
YLL years of life lost