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released: 5 Jul 2013 author: AIHW

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.

ISBN 978-1-74249-440-1; Cat. no. IHW 96; 136pp.; $24

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • List of symbols used in tables
    • Executive summary
  • Body section
  • Key findings
    • Health Status and Outcomes
    • Determinants of Health
    • Health System Performance
  • Introduction
    • Demographic information
    • Structure of this report
    • Data sources and methodology
    • Data limitations
    • Data improvement activities
    • Population data
    • Statistical definitions
    • Other definitions
  • Sustainable
  • Part 1: Health Status and Outcomes
  • Health conditions
    • 1.01 Low birthweight
    • 1.02 Top reasons for hospitalisation
    • 1.03 Injury and poisoning
    • 1.04 Respiratory diseases
    • 1.05 Circulatory disease
    • 1.07 High blood pressure
    • 1.08 Cancer
    • 1.09 Diabetes
    • 1.10 Kidney disease
    • 1.11 Oral health
    • 1.12 HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections
  • Human function
    • 1.13 Community functioning
    • 1.14 Disability
    • 1.15 Ear Health
    • 1.16 Eye Health
  • Life expectancy and wellbeing
    • 1.17 Perceived health status
    • 1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing
  • Environmental factors
    • 2.01 Housing
    • 2.03 Environmental tobacco smoke
  • Socioeconomic factors
    • 2.04 Literacy and numeracy
    • 2.05 Education and outcomes for young people
    • 2.06 Educational participation and attainment of adults
    • 2.07 Employment
    • 2.08 Income
    • 2.09 Index of disadvantage
  • Community capacity
    • 2.10 Community safety
    • 2.11 Contact with the criminal justice system
    • 2.12 Child protection
    • 2.13 Transport
    • 2.14 Indigenous people with access to their traditional lands
  • Health behaviours
    • 2.15 Tobacco use
    • 2.16 Risky and high-risk alcohol consumption
    • 2.18 Physical activity
    • 2.20 Breastfeeding practices
    • 2.21 Health behaviours during pregnancy
  • Person-related factors
    • 2.22 Overweight and obesity
  • Part 3: Health System Performance
    • Is the health system effective/appropriate/efficient?
    • 3.02 Immunisation
    • 3.04 Early detection and early treatment of disease
    • 3.05 Chronic disease management
    • 3.06 Access to hospital procedures
    • 3.07 Selected potentially preventable hospital admissions
    • 3.08 Cultural competency
  • Is the health system responsive to needs of Indigenous people?
    • 3.09 Discharge against medical advice
    • 3.10 Access to mental health services
    • 3.11 Access to alcohol and drug services
    • 3.12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health workforce
    • 3.13 Competent governance
  • Is health care accessible?
    • 3.14 Access to services compared with need
    • 3.16 Access to after-hours primary care
  • Is there continuity in health care?
    • 3.17 Regular GP or health service
    • 3.18 Care planning for clients with chronic diseases
  • Is the health system capable and sustainable?
    • 3.19 Accreditation
    • 3.20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1 Data sources and quality
      • Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set
      • Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry
      • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
      • BreastScreen Australia
      • Census of Population and Housing
      • Community Mental Health Care Database
      • Deaths in Custody Australia
      • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Higher Education Statistics
      • Collection
      • Disability Services National Minimum Data Set
      • Healthy for Life
      • Medicare Database
      • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
      • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
      • National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy
      • National Child Protection Australia
      • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database
      • National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
      • National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data collection
      • National Perinatal Data Collection
      • National Prisoner Census
      • National Public Hospitals Establishment Database
      • National Schools Statistics Collections
      • National Vocational Education and Training Provider Collection
      • Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Reporting data collection
      • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas
      • Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection
      • Survey of Income and Housing
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (23 July 2013) Supplementary tables added.
  2. (8 October 2013) Supplementary tables replaced due to updated data specifications and data revisions.
    Previous version - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: ACT (543KB XLS)
  3. (11 Dec 2013) Minor changes due to updated data specifications and data revisions.
    Previous version - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory (4.2MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory. Cat. no. IHW 96. Canberra: AIHW.