Topics: Protective and risk factors

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.

The differential effect of socioeconomic status, birth weight and gender on body mass index in Australian Aboriginal children

Kim S, Macaskill P, Baur LA, Hodson EM, Daylight J, Williams R, Kearns R, Vukasin N, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2016) The differential effect of socioeconomic status, birth weight and gender on body mass index in Australian Aboriginal children International Journal of Obesity; Accepted Article: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.71)


The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob?

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2016) The ATRAC Yarning Tool: Where are we in tackling tobacco in our Service and for our mob? Sydney: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW This tool was developed to support a range of staff members and managers working in Aboriginal community controlled health services […]


Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit

Gibberd A, Supramaniam R, Dillon A, Armstrong BK, O’Connell DL (2016) Lung cancer treatment and mortality for Aboriginal people in New South Wales, Australia: results from a population-based record linkage study and medical record audit BMC Cancer; 16: 289 Retrieved 25 April 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-016-2322-1


Don’t make smokes your story

9 May, 2016 | Posted in Vol 16 No 2, April 2016 – June 2016  Tobacco use  

Australian Department of Health (2016) Don’t make smokes your story Canberra: Australian Department of Health Don’t make smokes your story is a video campaign on Youtube and free-to-air television that tells the real, difficult stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have smoked tobacco.


Social determinants in the sexual health of adolescent Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review

MacPhail C, McKay K (2016) Social determinants in the sexual health of adolescent Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review Health & Social Care in the Community; Early view: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12355)


Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review

Castles S, Wainer Z, Jayasekara H (2016) Risk factors for cancer in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population: a systematic review Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15048)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15

Rodgers R, Kovacevic C, Zhang X, Tuttle R, Nebe B (2016) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report – key results 2014-15 Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Management of diabetes in Indigenous communities: lessons from the Australian Aboriginal population

Nguyen HD, Chitturi S, Maple-Brown LJ (2016) Management of diabetes in Indigenous communities: lessons from the Australian Aboriginal population Internal Medicine Journal; Accepted articles: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.13123)


An investigation into drink driving among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in regional and remote Queensland and the development of the ‘Hero to Healing’ program

Fitts MS (2015) An investigation into drink driving among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in regional and remote Queensland and the development of the ‘Hero to Healing’ program Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane


Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: a population-based study in remote Australia

Barbara R Lucas, Jane Latimer, Fitzpatrick JP, Doney R, Watkins RE, Tsang TW, Jirikowic T, Olson HC, Oscar J, Carter M, Elliott EJ (2016) Soft neurological signs and prenatal alcohol exposure: a population-based study in remote Australia Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; Early View: (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.13071)


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