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Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015

Posted on: 4 April, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016
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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)
Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015
Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to ‘close the gap’ in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract