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dc.contributor.authorOu, Len
dc.contributor.authorHillman, Ken
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:34:31Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-29T22:52:04Zen
dc.date.available2011-09-29T22:52:04Zen
dc.date.issued2011-04-19en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/17350en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/3472en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes of health gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children over time and to explore critical factors that contribute to the changes. We employed data consisting of two cohorts of Australian children: infant (0/1 year) and children (4/5 years) that are part of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Health outcomes were measured by physical outcome index (POI) and parent-rated health during 2004, 2006 and 2008. We used first-order autoregressive modelling to examine the longitudinal relationship between the changes in health outcomes and possible contributing risk factors. The results showed that the trends of POIs between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children were closing, while the gap of parent-rated health between the two populations persisted. We found that health outcomes (both POI and parent-rated health) at an earlier time point (t - 1) were significant predictors of the outcomes at the later time point (t). Carer's depression status, socio-economic position and neighbourhood liveability had significant and consistent impacts on parent-rated health, but had only varying impacts on POIs between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children as well as between the birth cohorts at different time periods. Similarly, low birth weight, carer's binge drinking behaviour and other risk factors showed such varying impacts at a particular time period. The study implied that appropriate interventions accompanied by monitoring of health outcomes are necessary in order to decrease the health gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.en
dc.subjectChildren -- Indigenousen
dc.subjectChild Development -- Physicalen
dc.titleHave the Health Gaps Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian Children Changed over Time? Results from an Australian National Representative Longitudinal Studyen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21503691en
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dc.identifier.rishttp://flosse.dss.gov.au//ris.php?id=3760en
dc.description.keywordsChildrenen
dc.description.keywordsIndigenousen
dc.description.keywordsSocio-economic positionen
dc.description.keywordsHealth disparityen
dc.description.keywordsLife-courseen
dc.identifier.journalMaternal and Child Health Journalen
dc.identifier.volumeDOI 10.1007/s10995-011-0786-9en
dc.description.pages1-10en
dc.description.pages1-Octen
local.identifier.id3760en
dc.description.additionalinfoThe copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is hereby assigned for good and valuable consideration to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations (e.g. for U.S. government or crown employees).en
dc.subject.dssChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChildrenen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryIndigenousen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryPhysicalen
dc.subject.flosseChildhood and child developmenten
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