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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Measures of Indigenous wellbeing and their determinants across the lifecourse (3rd lecture)
Authors: Biddle, Nicholas 
Institution: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Publication Date: Feb-2011
Pages: 26
Keywords: Physical health
Abstract: Indigenous Australians report lower levels of physical health than the non-Indigenous population. At around 22 per cent, Indigenous Australians were around twice as likely to report that their health was either fair or poor compared to non-Indigenous Australians (ABS/Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) 2010). Although Indigenous adults were found to be only slightly less likelyto have a long-term condition than non-Indigenous adults (based on analysis of the 2004–05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)), the difference was much greater when the relatively young Indigenous age profile is taken into account. When age-standardised, Indigenous Australians in 2004–05 were 1.6 times as likely to report that they had asthma, 3.4 times as likely to report diabetes/high sugar levels and 10.0 times as likely to report a kidney disease.
Keywords: Culture -- Indigenous; Health -- Access to services
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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