Topics: Births

This list is a topic specific collection of information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It includes peer reviewed original articles and reports and non-peer reviewed summaries or reviews published in the HealthBulletin. Journal articles, reports and other publications, conference presentations, theses, resources and websites published or presented elsewhere are also included. Please see the about section for further information.

Prevalence of microcephaly in an Australian population-based birth defects register, 1980-2015

Hansen M, Armstrong PK, Bower C, Baynam GS (2017) Prevalence of microcephaly in an Australian population-based birth defects register, 1980-2015 Medical Journal of Australia; 206: (351-356)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2017) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2017 report Canberra: Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet


Birthing on Country (in Our Community): a case study of engaging stakeholders and developing a best-practice Indigenous maternity service in an urban setting

Kildea S, Hickey S, Nelson C, Currie J, Carson A, Reynolds M, Wilson K, Kruske S, Passey M, Roe Y, West R, Clifford A, Kosiak M, Watego S, Tracy S (2017) Birthing on Country (in Our Community): a case study of engaging stakeholders and developing a best-practice Indigenous maternity service in an urban setting Australian […]


Risk factors for preterm, low birthweight and small for gestational age births among Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia

Kildea SV, Gao Y, Rolfe M, Boyle J, Tracy S, Barclay LM (2017) Risk factors for preterm, low birthweight and small for gestational age births among Aboriginal women from remote communities in Northern Australia Women and Birth; In press


Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2017) Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016 Retrieved 3/3/2017 from http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews


Examining the effects of ambient temperature on pre-term birth in Central Australia

Mathew S, Mathur D, Chang BA, McDonald E, Singh RG, Nur D, Gerritsen R (2017) Examining the effects of ambient temperature on pre-term birth in Central Australia International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 14(2): 147 Retrieved 4 February 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14020147


Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia

Chamberlain CR, Wilson AN, Amir LH, O’Dea K, Campbell S, Leonard D, Ritte R, Mulcahy M, Eades S, Wolfe R (2017) Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12629)


Report on government services 2017, volume E: Health

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2017) Report on government services 2017, volume E: Health Canberra: Productivity Commission


‘Partnerships are crucial’: an evaluation of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program in South Australia

Middleton P, Bubner T, Glover K, Rumbold A, Weetra D, Scheil W, Brown S (2016) ‘Partnerships are crucial’: an evaluation of the Aboriginal Family Birthing Program in South Australia Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12599)


Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016) Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report Canberra: Productivity Commission


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