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The health status of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

Alison L. Booth

The health status of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

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Published by IZA in Bonn, Germany .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Alison L. Booth, Nick Carroll.
SeriesDiscussion paper ;, no. 1534, Discussion paper (Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit : Online) ;, no. 1534
ContributionsCarroll, Nick
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD5701
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3477739M
LC Control Number2005617504

  Introduction: Culture shock or cultural adaptation is a significant issue confronting non-Indigenous health professionals working in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. This article is presented in two parts. The first part provides a thorough background in the theory of culture shock and cultural adaptation, and a comprehensive analysis of the consequences, causes, and current issues Cited by: Most aborigines are unemployed and manage on the economic benefits offered by the government (Bailie ). The average household income of an aboriginal was also lesser than the non indigenous counterparts (Year Book Australia ). Also the indigenous population is refused work due to their health conditions and their social behavior.


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The health status of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians by Alison L. Booth Download PDF EPUB FB2

Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We explore the degree to which differences in health are due to differences in socio-economic factors, and examine the sensitivity of our results to the inclusion of ‘objective’ health measures. Our results reveal that there is a significant gap in the health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

The median age of Indigenous Australians was 23 incompared with 38 for non‑Indigenous Australians. 1 in 3 Indigenous youth experienced high levels of psychological distress in –15, compared with 1 in 8 non‑Indigenous youth.

64% of the burden of disease among Indigenous Australians is due to chronic diseases. Indigenous Australians are more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to have respiratory diseases, mental health problems, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

There is also a continued high occurrence of certain diseases - and resulting conditions - that are now virtually unknown in the non-Indigenous population.

Mortality and morbidity rates among indigenous and non-indigenous Australians: There is an unacceptable gap in health status between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Aboriginal community in Australia faces the poor health status than other Australians mainly due to the lack of equal access to primary health care which affects their.

Health Expenditure, Income and Health Status Among Indigenous and Other Australians Book Description: Using data from the National Health Survey (NHS) this study asks the question—what is the relationship between income, health expenditure and health status for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia.

They suggest that, in order to reduce the gap in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, it is important to address disparities in socio-economic factors such as education. The findings also suggest that there are disparities in Cited by:   Life expectancy for non-Indigenous Australians has, of course, also improved during this period to about the same degree in absolute terms, but the proportional improvements for Indigenous Australians — albeit starting from a much lower base — have been particularly strong for Indigenous women, for whom the life expectancy gap has by: 4.

Booth and Carroll (), in a study of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian health status, found the self-reporting of health status by Indigenous Australians withstood robust comparison with.

CHANGES IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH STATUS Page 38 of 89 Primary health care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3. Changes in Indigenous health status In the previous chapter, we looked at the broadest scale evidence about the capacity for health systems to affect the health of populations.

The economic status of indigenous Australians. [Jon C Altman; Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.] -- Uses social indicators which provide data that differentiates Indigenous from non Indigenous Australians in relation to employment, income, housing, education and health status; shows that as a.

Indigenous Australians are losing times the number of healthy years to death and disease than their non-Indigenous counterparts, according to new research by Author: Michael Koziol. Downloadable. We use unique survey data to examine the determinants of self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

We explore the degree to which differences in health are due to differences in socio-economic factors, and examine the sensitivity of our results to the inclusion of ‘objective’ health measures.

Our results reveal that there is a significant gap in the. The most common broad cause of death among Indigenous Australians was cardiovascular disease (25% of deaths), with Indigenous people dying from this condition at times the rate of non-Indigenous people in – Almost one-quarter (24%) of the mortality gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people was due to this disease.

Nevertheless: much remains to be done, and this will require high quality, culturally sensitive research. The MJA Indigenous health issue explored the social determinants of health that are essential to closing the gap between health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, specifically targeting cultural awareness and communication.1 The issue also placed recent gains in.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are more likely to have poorer health than other Australians. There have been some improvements, but as this book reveals, more needs to be done to 'close the gap' between the health status of Indigenous Australians and that of non-indigenous Australians.

Non-indigenous Australians tend to outlive Indigenous Australians and their death rates are half those of indigenous citizens.

Statistics For children born between andan indigenous girl has a life expectancy of years, and the boy is likely to live to years. From birth, Indigenous Australians have a lower life expectancy than non-Indigenous Australians: Non-Indigenous girls born in in Australia can expect to live a decade longer than Indigenous girls born the same year ( years and years respectively).

The gap for men is even larger, with a year life expectancy for Indigenous. The annual Overview is free to download and provides scholarly, up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It highlights improvements to certain aspects of Indigenous health, and outlines where ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians with respect to the links between income status, health expenditure and health status for the first time. • Previous studies have only managed to estimate the relationship between income status. The everyday operations of Australia’s socioeconomic, racial, and cultural hierarchies have health consequences for Indigenous Australians.

By comparing the socioeconomic and demographic positioning of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, we explore how the dominant “being” and “doing” of those who operate and control the health system impact Indigenous by: 1.

This can be hard for non-Indigenous people to understand, particularly if you haven’t learned much about Australian history at school.

When people have some knowledge of Aboriginal culture and the history of our contact with non-Indigenous Australians sincethey have a much better feel for our achievements and our persistent : Melissa Fanshawe, Lindy-Anne Abawi, Jillian Guy.

Despite their much poorer health status, average-per-person expenditure on health goods and services for indigenous Australians in –02 was just 18% higher than for the rest of the population (AIHW, ). There are increasing numbers of trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait health workers and indigenous medical and nursing practitioners.

The health status of Indigenous peoples and others. Efforts need to be redoubled to reduce the large gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. View full-text.

The provision of enough medical care for Indigenous Australians can be difficult as many service providers do not understand how Indigenous Australians view or understand health and many health services aren't as user-friendly or culturally appropriate for Indigenous people because they are for non-Indigenous people.

Indigenous Australians were times as likely to abstain completely from alcohol than non-Indigenous people in –3. Foetal alcohol syndrome has been a problem, but the rate of pregnant women drinking had halved between and (from 20% to 10%).

There are an estimated million indigenous peoples worldwide. Although there is ample evidence of worse health and social outcomes for the majority of indigenous peoples, compared to their non-indigenous counterparts, there has yet to be a review of racism as a determinant of indigenous health using global literature.

Racism constitutes unfair and avoidable disparities in power, resources Cited by: 4. Health of Indigenous Peoples Topics: Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pages: 8 ( words) Published: Aug between status and non-status, on-reserve and off-reserve, as well as urban and rural Aboriginal populations.

Nevertheless, several decades of census data and other research show a persistent gap in socio-Aboriginal Health in Canada Prior to European contact, Indigenous peoples of Canada had fully functional systems of health knowledge that wereFile Size: KB. In all of these factors, Indigenous Australians experience considerably lower rates than non-Indigenous Australians, with the most disturbing being that Indigenous Australians have a drastically lower life expectancy rate and overall health status, than non-Indigenous Australians.

They suggest that, in order to reduce the gap in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, it is important to address disparities in socio-economic factors such as education. The findings also suggest that there are disparities in access to health services and in health behaviour.

These issues need to be tackled before Cited by: Introduction. The disparities between the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations continue to be prevalent within Australia [1–3].Indigenous Australians have a shorter life expectancy ( years less for males and years less for females) and worse health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts [1,2].According to Vos et al.

[], 70% of the health gap between Indigenous Cited by: 7. Health Expenditure, Income and Health Status Among Indigenous and Other Australians M.C. Gray, B.H.

Hunter and J. Taylor Using data from the National Health Survey (NHS) this study asks the question—what is the relationship between income, health expenditure and health status for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Australia.

Description. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live about 10 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. Sincethe ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to try and close the health and life expectancy gap within a generation.

Information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health and wellbeing. Some of the content contained in this section is regarded as sensitive and private to Aboriginal and Torres Strait women. Information includes: cultural perspectives and practices, reproductive health, pregnancy, birth and midwifery, mothers and babies, and women's cancers.

The health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (hereafter Indigenous Australians) and non-Indigenous Australians has been widely discussed in the literature for decades [1,2,3].There is a growing recognition of the multitude of factors that contribute to the poorer health status of Indigenous Australians, including differences in the social determinants of health Cited by: 6.

as was noted in Topic 1, the health status of indigenous Australians is significantly worse than that of non-indigenous Australians. A male indigenous person aged 35 – 44 years is almost six times more likely to die than a non-indigenous person of the same age, and infant mortality rates are.

Non-Indigenous Australians are also half as likely to die by suicide or be hospitalised for mental health or behavioural reasons. The United Nations’ report, State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Australia, says that Australia (along with Nepal) has the world’s largest life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

My Life My Lead Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) consultations and report Between March to May the Department and the Implementation Plan Advisory Group led a consultation process to inform the development of the iteration of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan   The health of indigenous Australians remains well below that of non-indigenous Australians and indigenous peoples in Canada and New Zealand.

Although recent planning has initiated many outstanding, culturally appropriate programmes with indigenous involvement, health statistics only reflect marginal improvement in recent years.

It is crucial that positive programmes are sustained with Cited by: In libraries. Life expectancy - Aboriginal children's health - Indigenous males - Violence - Suicide - Malnourishment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are more likely to have poorer health than other Australians.

There have been some improvements, but as this book reveals, more needs to be done to 'close the gap' between the health status of Indigenous Australians and that of non. Most Indigenous people barely reach retirement age, with a 17‐year difference in life expectancy between Indigenous and non‐Indigenous Australians, 2 and those dying from alcohol‐attributable causes have an average age at death of 35 years.

3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are twice as likely as non‐Indigenous people to Cited by: Between one-third and one-half of the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people is attributable to differences in social determinants of health (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework ).

This means that much of the work to improve health inequities and inequalities. The health status of Indigenous people is considerably lower than that of the non-Indigenous populace in many of the world's developed countries. In Australia, the term Indigenous incorporates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The accepted definition of an Australian Aboriginal person is social more than by: