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Timing impact assessment of COAG Closing the Gap targets: child mortality

Posted on: 9 June, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 2, April 2014 - June 2014
Related to Closing the gap Deaths Infants and young children Pregnancy Services

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)
Timing impact assessment of COAG Closing the Gap targets: child mortality
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report outlines the main determinants impacting on the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) target to halve the gap in child mortality within a decade. These include low birth weight, maternal health and behaviours (smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy) and inadequate or infrequent antenatal care. The report examines interventions that have been shown to be effective in reducing Indigenous child mortality; the time lags between program implementation and expected reductions in child mortality and its risk factors; and data availability to measure outcomes achieved.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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