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.

Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Lee KSK, Clough AR, Jaragba MJ, Conigrave KM, Patton GC (2008) Heavy cannabis use and depressive symptoms in three Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Medical Journal of Australia;188(10):605-608


Knowledge of and preferred sources of assistance for physical activity in a sample of urban Indigenous Australians

Marshall A, Hunt J, Jenkins D (2008) Knowledge of and preferred sources of assistance for physical activity in a sample of urban Indigenous Australians. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity;5(22):Article 18


Estimated nutrient intake of urban Indigenous participants enrolled in a lifestyle intervention program

Longstreet D, Health D, Savage I, Vink R, Panaretto KS (2008) Estimated nutrient intake of urban Indigenous participants enrolled in a lifestyle intervention program. Nutrition and Dietetics;65(2):128-133


Inhalant abuse flipcharts

Cairney S, Fitz J (2008) When men and boys sniff [flip chart]. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and Niblock Publishing Cairney S, Fitz J (2008) When girls and women sniff [flip chart]. Darwin: Menzies School of Health Research and Niblock Publishing


Toxicity of kava kava

Fu PP, Xia Q, Guo L, Yu H, Chan P-C (2008) Toxicity of kava kava. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C;26(1):89-112


Responding to substance abuse and offending in Indigenous communities: review of diversion programs

Joudo J (2008) Responding to substance abuse and offending in Indigenous communities: review of diversion programs. (Research and Public Policy series no. 88) Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology


Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland

Coyne KL, De Costa CM, Heazlewood RJ, Newman HC (2008) Pregnancy characteristics of women giving birth to children with fetal alcohol syndrome in Far North Queensland. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology;48(3):240-247


The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008) The effectiveness of the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative in rural and remote Australia. (AIHW Catalogue no. PHE 96) Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education.

O’Dea JA (2008) Gender, ethnicity, culture and social class influences on childhood obesity among Australian schoolchildren: implications for treatment, prevention and community education. Health and Social Care in the Community;16(3):282-290


Tobacco and Aboriginal people in NSW

Ivers RG (2008) Tobacco and Aboriginal people in NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin;19(3-4):65-67


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