Aboriginal morbidity and mortality in Western Australia, 1974-1979 review of midwives notification system and hospital inpatient data files in conjunction with information on infant deaths provided by the Registrar General"s office for the purpose of examining, the morbidity patterns of Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals, the changes in Aboriginal morbidity and infant mortality in the years, 1978-79.

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SeriesWestern Australia health statistics., no. 1
ContributionsWestern Australia. Community and Child Health Services., Western Australia. Public Health Dept. Statistics Branch.
LC ClassificationsRA554.W47 A26 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 54 p. :
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL3236354M
LC Control Number83150296

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VICTORIA KATHERINE BURBANK Professor of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia. She is the author of Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community and Fighting Women: Anger and Aggression in Aboriginal Australia.5/5(3). VICTORIA KATHERINE BURBANK Professor of Anthropology at the University of Western Australia.

She is the author of Aboriginal Adolescence: Maidenhood in an Australian Community and Fighting Women: Anger and Aggression in Aboriginal Australia 5/5(1). Aboriginal people of Western Australia practised an oral tradition with no written language before contact with European people.

Aboriginal history in Western Australia has been grouped into five periods of time from before contact through to settlement and into recognition as a people.

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Ceremonies - Smoking ceremonies. Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations. Cultural protocols - Mourning. Cultural 1974-1979 book - Mourning - Name restrictions. Death - Human. Mortality for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal infants born in Western Australia, –; patterns, trends and increasing disparities Article in The Lancet () June with.

We assessed total-population mortality data for births in Western Australia between andin this birth cohort there were deaths. Births to Aboriginal mothers accounted for 6% of all births in Western Australia, but for 17% of the deaths.

The IMR for Aboriginal infants was over three times that for non-Aboriginal by: tality rate for the NT, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland was per person-years (SMR, ; 95% CI, –) 1 Mortality rates Age group (years) Person-years of follow-up No. of deaths Mortality rate per person-years Standardised mortality ratio, UHS – NT* – UHS/NT (95% CI) All-cause.

Introduction. Indigenous people throughout the world experience higher morbidity rates and lower life expectancy than non‐Indigenous people. 1 Although wealthier nations generally have better health outcomes than poorer countries for both Indigenous and non‐Indigenous people, Australia seems to be an exception to this rule.

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Land transport accidents were the most common cause of death among children aged 1–14 (11%). Suicide was the leading cause of death among people aged 15–24 (35%), followed by land transport accidents (22%). For people aged 25–44, it was also suicide (21%), followed by accidental poisoning (12%).

Coronary heart disease was the leading. Incidence of first heart failure hospitalisation and mortality in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients in Western Australia, – ☆ Author links open overlay panel Tiew-Hwa Katherine Teng a Judith M.

Katzenellenbogen a b Sandra C. Thompson a Frank M. Sanfilippo b Matthew Knuiman b Elizabeth Geelhoed b Michael Hobbs b Dawn Bessarab c Cited by:   However, the Indigenous mortality rate reported by the ABS for the NT in – is similar to or less than that observed in a cohort study of Aboriginal adults living on centralised settlements over the years – ( per person-years) Taken together, these results suggest the lower than expected mortality rate observed Cited by: Health inequality is a global issue.

This book examines the problem through an in-depth look at a remote Australian Aboriginal community characterized by a degree of premature morbidity and mortality similar to that in other disadvantaged populations.

Its synthesis 1974-1979 book cognitive anthropology with. This text covers, amongst other things, Warlpiri mortuary rituals as embodied practice, death-related observances among the Martu of the Western Desert, death and grieving in the Northern Kimberley, death and family in a northern Queensland town and hauntology in Central Cape York Peninsula.

Background. Over time, life expectancy (LE) and the infant mortality rates (IMR) for both the Australian Aboriginal a [] and the Australian population overall have improved [2,3].Whilst mortality data for the entire Australian population are considered reliable, both mortality and population data for Aboriginal people have been inadequate [].This is mainly because Aboriginality has been Cited by:   Different morbidity and mortality rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians have been well documented and persist despite dedicated government funding over the years to address the issue [1, 2].In this paper, the term Aboriginal will be used to describe the local Indigenous population which is the preferred terminology used by the Western Australian (WA) Department of Cited by: Western Australia.

Department of Environment. Research on health and air pollution in Perth: morbidity and mortality: a case-crossover analysis / Department of Environment Department of Environment Perth, W.A Australian/Harvard Citation.

Western Australia. Department of Environment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly males, are far more likely than the rest of the community to experience injury and death from accidents and violence.

Infant mortality. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infant mortality rate varies across Australia. In New South Wales, the rate was deaths per 1, ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Chiefly papers presented in a conference session called "Death and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia" at the annual Australian Anthropological Society conference held at the University of Adelaide in September Aboriginal mothers in prison in Australia: a study of social, emotional and physical wellbeing Article (PDF Available) in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 43(2) April Health status - Morbidity and mortality rates.

Western Australia (WA) Summary. Study relates to the high incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) for Aboriginal infants in Western Australia.

Notes. PMS Typescript. Bibliography: leaves Grant no. 94/ Access Conditions. No access - awaiting deposit form. Language. English. Cardiometabolic-related mortality was markedly greater (RR95% confidence interval (CI), –) for low-CES ILOCs.

A lesser extent of “healthful” building types and infrastructure is associated with greater cardiometabolic-related morbidity and mortality in remote Indigenous : Camille Le Gal, Michael J. Dale, Margaret Cargo, Mark Daniel.

Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Hunter, Ernest M; Format: Book; xvi, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Australian Aboriginal people suffer disproportionately higher morbidity and mortality than the non-Aboriginal population. However the extent of illness and mortality in Aboriginal people, including from cancer, is known reliably only in the Northern Territory (NT), South Australia (SA) and Western Australia (WA), and often has been inferred Cited by:   We aimed to examine the elevated mortality risk in Aboriginal mothers with a focus on external causes.

We linked data from four state administrative datasets to identify all women who had a child from to in Western Australia and ascertained their Aboriginality, socio-demographic details, and their dates and causes of death prior to Aboriginal Health and History is an ambitious attempt to integrate several pieces of research on the morbidity and mortality of Aborigines in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and to set the results in their historical and political-economic con-text.

The author, Ernest Hunter, is a psychia-trist with additional training in both interna. About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Inalmost Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were living in Australia; [1] around 3 per cent of the Australian population. Byit is estimated that this number will exceed one million, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprising per cent of the.

Western Australia. Fax: (08) ; e-mail: @ D isparities in morbidity and mortality rates between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) and other Australians are well documented and continue at unacceptable rates.

While this information is not new and has been subject to enquiry for many years, Aboriginal. To Aboriginal people, health is about getting a balance between physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health.

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Aboriginal status has been unreliably and incompletely recorded in health and vital registration data collections for the most populous areas of Australia, including NSW where 29% of Australian Aboriginal people reside. This paper reports an assessment of Aboriginal status recording in NSW cancer registrations and estimates incidence, mortality and survival from cancer in NSW Aboriginal Cited by: improve Aboriginal health.

More Aboriginal people live in NSW than in any other Australian state or territory. There areAboriginal people living in NSW, comprising % of the total population and 32% of the total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia.

3 Relatively high numbers of Aboriginal people live in. Chapter 4, Mortality in a time of change, is a history of mortality fromthe time frame being 15 years before and after the granting of full citizenship rights to Aboriginal people in the Kimberley.

The aim of our paper was to report a comprehensive analysis of the trends and disparities in mortality of a population-based cohort of Western-Australian-born infants.

Although the analyses revealed that Aboriginal infant mortality had continued to improve over the past 23 years, it had not improved at the same pace as that of non-Aboriginal infants. We thank Gigi Santow for alerting us to the Cited by: 2.

Sometimes black women were also casualties, and sometimes white men. But the net effect was the otherwise inexplicable decline of the ‘full-blood’ Aboriginal population to zero in NSW, Tasmania and Victoria, and in all but the most sparsely European-settled parts of South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Colonisation – It’s bad for your health: The context of Aboriginal health Juanita Sherwood University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia Juanita is a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation from New South Wales Abstract: Australia’s history is not often.

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Little is known about trends in risk factors and mortality for Aboriginal Australians with heart failure (HF). This population-based study evaluated trends in prevalence of risk factors, day and 1-year all-cause mortality following first HF hospitalization among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Western Australians in the decade – Linked-health data were used to identify patients (20 Cited by: 6.of Western Australia because they embed the participant in multiple supporting relationships across and within generations, preventing or ending social isolation.

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