Topics: Overweight and obesity

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.

Hypertension: high prevalence and a positive association with obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in far north Queensland

Esler D, Raulli A, Pratt R, Fagan P (2015) Hypertension: high prevalence and a positive association with obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in far north Queensland Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view: ()


Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children: a systematic review

Dyer SM, Gomersall JS, Smithers LG, Davy C, Coleman DT, Street JM (2015) Prevalence and characteristics of overweight and obesity in Indigenous Australian children: a systematic review Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition; Latest articles: ()


Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children

Thurber KA, Dobbins T, Kirk M, Dance P, Banwell C (2015) Early life predictors of increased body mass index among Indigenous Australian children PLoS ONE; 10(6): e0130039 Retrieved 15 June 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130039


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2015) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance

Holman D, Joyce SJ (2014) A promising future: WA Aboriginal health programs: review of performance with recommendations for consolidation and advance Perth, WA: Department of Health, Western Australia


The effect of weight loss on Indigenous Australians with diabetes: a study of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

O’Brien PE, DeWitt DE, Laurie C, Brennan L, Wentworth JM, Anderson M, O’Dea K, Dean F, Smith A, Dalton DP (2015) The effect of weight loss on Indigenous Australians with diabetes: a study of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding Obesity Surgery; OnlineFirst: ()


Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015) Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014 Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: priority evidence-practice gaps and stakeholder views on barriers and strategies for improvement: final report

Bailie R, Matthews V, Bailie J, Laycock A (2014) Primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: priority evidence-practice gaps and stakeholder views on barriers and strategies for improvement: final report Darwin: Menzies School of Health


Effects of maternal inflammation and exposure to cigarette smoke on birth weight and delivery of preterm babies in a cohort of Indigenous Australian women

Pringle KG, Rae K, Weatherall L, Hall S, Burns C, Smith R, Lumbers ER, Blackwell CC (2015) Effects of maternal inflammation and exposure to cigarette smoke on birth weight and delivery of preterm babies in a cohort of Indigenous Australian women Frontiers in Immunology; 6: 89 Retrieved 10 March 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2015.00089


Health assessments for Indigenous Australians at Orange Aboriginal Medical Service: health problems identified and subsequent follow up

Dutton T, Stevens W, Newman J (2015) Health assessments for Indigenous Australians at Orange Aboriginal Medical Service: health problems identified and subsequent follow up Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early: ()


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