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.

Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

MacRae A, Hoareau J (2016) Review of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Retrieved [access date] from  http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/review-of-illicit-drug-use-among-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people Introduction Context of illicit drug use in Australia Factors contributing to illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Extent of illicit drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]


Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal children and adolescents

Kim S, Macaskill P, Hodson EM, Daylight J, Williams R, Kearns R, Vukasin N, Lyle DM, Craig JC (2016) Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal children and adolescents Pediatric Nephrology; Online First: (1-11) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-016-3429-y Further information: View article: Beginning the trajectory to ESKD in adult life: albuminuria in Australian aboriginal […]


World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016

The World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) was held in Brisbane, Queensland from 12 – 14 April 2016. The theme of the inaugural conference was Connecting, communicating and collaborating across the globe. The aim of the conference was to provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally. […]


Improving the health of Aboriginal babies

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016) Improving the health of Aboriginal babies Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


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)


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