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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13

Posted on: 1 October, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 4, October 2014 – December 2014
Related to Cardiovascular health Chronic conditions Diabetes Kidney health Remote Rural Overweight and obesity Physical activity Tobacco use

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13
Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health measures survey (NATSIHMS). The NATSIHMS involved the collection of blood and urine samples from around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults across Australia, which were then tested for various chronic disease and nutrient bio-markers. This included for example diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, exposure to tobacco smoke and anaemia. Key findings are presented in the report.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

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