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Healthy life expectancy in Australia: patterns and trends 1998 to 2012
Between 1998 and 2012, life expectancy at birth has risen by 4 years for boys and nearly 3 years for girls. And because disability prevalence rates have been falling over this period, the gain in disability-free life expectancy has been even greater for boys (4.4 years, compared with 2.4 years for girls). Older Australians have also seen increases in the expected number of healthy years, but this has been accompanied by more years needing assistance with everyday activities. Over this period, the gender gap in life expectancy narrowed across all ages, and the gap in the expected years living free of disability also reduced across most ages.
Health indicators for Remote Service Delivery communities: a summary report
This report provides information on antenatal care, live births, low birthweight babies, hospitalisations (all and selected causes), disability, mortality, child protection, juvenile justice, alcohol and other drug use and aged care for 29 remote Indigenous communities. Where possible, data are presented at the jurisdictional and national level, and time series data provided for comparison. This information was compiled to inform an evaluation of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery (NPA RSD), conducted in 2013.
Determinants of wellbeing for Indigenous Australians
Determinants of wellbeing for Indigenous Australians examines the wellbeing of Indigenous Australians and factors that may contribute to this. The focus is on subjective wellbeing but a number of objective measures of wellbeing are also considered. Compared with non-Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people tended to report lower levels of emotional wellbeing but they were more likely to say that they were satisfied with life.
Child social exclusion and health outcomes: a study of small areas across Australia
This bulletin examines the association between the risk of child social exclusion and children’s health outcomes in Australia at the small-area level. The results show that Australian children living in areas with a relatively high risk of social exclusion also experience relatively poor health outcomes. As the risk of child social exclusion increases, so do the rates of both potentially preventable hospitalisations and avoidable deaths.
Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators
This is the first annual performance report for the Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement (NPA). It provides the latest available information, as well as trends on the six health-related indicators in the NPA. Key findings include that Indigenous mothers had higher rates of low birthweight babies than non-Indigenous mothers and more than half of Indigenous mothers reported smoking during pregnancy. There was a 46% decline in the infant mortality rate for Indigenous infants between 2001 and 2010.
The health of Australia's males: from birth to young adulthood (0-24 years)
This report is the third in a series on the health of Australia's males, and focuses on health conditions and risk factors that are age-specific (such as congenital anomalies) and those where large sex differences are observed (such as injury).Findings include:- Male babies born in 2009-2011 can expect to live to the age of 79.7, nearly 5 years less than female babies born the same year (84.2).- While males aged 0-24 are more likely to be hospitalised or die from injury than females of the same age, they are similarly likely to be overweight or obese and less likely to smoke tobacco daily.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory
This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants or health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern. For example, death rates for avoidable causes and circulatory diseases have declined since 1997, but over half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers smoke during pregnancy and about one-quarter of Indigenous Australians aged 15 years and over live in overcrowded housing.
Healthy for Life—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card
Healthy for Life (HfL) report card provides information against Essential Indicators from the HfL Program for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) that have participated in the program since 2007 and the 2010-11 OSR data for ACCHS. In addition, background information on the Indigenous population in general are provided from the 2011 Census preliminary estimates and various AIHW reports. The HfL program is funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and has a strong focus on continuous quality improvement. This report card was produced with funding from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011
This is the first publicly released Healthy for Life report published since data collection and reporting began in 2007. Some key findings are that the average birthweight of babies at Healthy for Life services increased from 3,015 to 3,131 grams between the reporting periods ending in June 2008 and June 2011. Over the same period, the proportion of clients who had health assessments increased from 11.7% to 15.2% for those aged 15-54 and from 14.7% to 20.7% for those aged 55 and over. For clients aged 0-14, the proportion who had health assessments decreased slightly from 15.9% to 13.8%.
Australia's health 2010
Australia's health 2010 is the 12th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It's the nation's premier source of statistics and informed commentary on: determinants of health and keys to prevention; diseases and injury; how health varies across population groups; health across the life stages; health services, expenditure and workforce; the health sector's performance. If you're interested in health, Australia's health 2010 is an essential reference for your bookshelf.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report: detailed analyses
This report contains detailed analyses underlying the summary data presented in the policy report Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2008 report, produced by the Department of Health and Ageing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) is designed to provide the basis to monitor the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSH) and inform policy analyses, planning and program implementation. The HPF consists of 70 measures covering three tiers: health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2006 report: detailed analyses
This report contains detailed analyses underlying the summary data presented in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2006 report (AHMAC2006). The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) is designed to provide the basis to monitor the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSH) and inform policy analyses, planning and program implementation. The HPF consists of 70 measures covering three Tiers - health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health systems performance.
International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement, Vancouver 2005
This publication reports on the first meeting of the International Group of Indigenous Health Measurement, which took place in Vancouver, Canada, in 2005. The report and future endeavours of the Measurement Group will not only highlight existing health status issues among Indigenous groups but will also drive the need to improve data for the measurement and advancement of Indigenous health status internationally.
Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health
This report focuses on a comprehensive range of rural health issues including: health status, determinants of health, and health service provision, and is the first systematic comparison of its kind.
National Report on Health Sector Performance Indicators 2003
The national report on health sector performance indicators 2003 is the sixth in the series of reports to the Australian Health Ministers' Conference. It provides a comprehensive picture of the performance of the Australian health sector in regard to health status, health determinants and health services. The report will be relevant to the broader community as well as health policy makers, health professionals and researchers interested in the performance of the health sector.