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released: 16 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 of health and health system performance that are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. It highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern. For example, while death rates for avoidable causes and circulatory diseases have declined since 1997, more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers smoke during pregnancy and about one-quarter of Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over live in overcrowded housing.

ISBN 978-1-74249-436-4; Cat. no. IHW 94; 2220pp.; Internet only

Publication

Publication table of contents and part PDFs

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Executive summary
  • Body section
    • Key findings
    • Introduction
    • Tier 1 Health status and outcomes (10.1MB PDF)1
      • 1.01 Low birthweight
      • 1.02 Top reasons for hospitalisation
      • 1.03 Injury and poisoning
      • 1.04 Respiratory disease
      • 1.05 Circulatory disease
      • 1.06 Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart 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
      • 1.13 Community functioning
      • 1.14 Disability
      • 1.15 Ear health
      • 1.16 Eye health
      • 1.17 Perceived health status
      • 1.18 Social and emotional wellbeing
      • 1.19 Life expectancy at birth
      • 1.20 Infant and child mortality
      • 1.21 Perinatal mortality
      • 1.22 All-causes age-standardised death rates
      • 1.23 Leading causes of mortality
      • 1.24 Avoidable and preventable deaths
    • Tier 2 Determinations of health (6.7MB PDF)  1
      • 2.01 Housing
      • 2.02 Access to functional housing with utilities
      • 2.03 Environmental tobacco smoke
      • 2.04 Literacy and numeracy
      • 2.05 Education outcomes for young people
      • 2.06 Educational participation and attainment of adults
      • 2.07 Employment
      • 2.08 Income
      • 2.09 Index of disadvantage
      • 2.10 Community safety
      • 2.11 Contact with criminal justice system
      • 2.12 Child protection
      • 2.13 Transport
      • 2.14 Indigenous people with access to their traditional lands
      • 2.15 Tobacco use
      • 2.16 Risky alcohol consumption
      • 2.17 Drug and other substance use including inhalants
      • 2.18 Physical activity
      • 2.19 Dietary behaviour
      • 2.20 Breastfeeding practices
      • 2.21 Health behaviours during pregnancy
      • 2.22 Overweight and obesity
    • Tier 3 Health system performance (6.3MB PDF) 1
      • 3.01 Antenatal care
      • 3.02 Immunisation
      • 3.03 Health promotion
      • 3.04 Early detection and early treatment
      • 3.05 Chronic disease management
      • 3.06 Access to hospital procedures
      • 3.07 Selected potentially preventable hospital admissions
      • 3.08 Cultural competency
      • 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
      • 3.14 Access to services compared with need
      • 3.15 Access to prescription medicines
      • 3.16 Access to After-Hours Primary Health Care
      • 3.17 Regular GP or health service
      • 3.18 Care planning for clients with chronic diseases
      • 3.19 Accreditation
      • 3.20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples training for health-related disciplines
      • 3.21 Expenditure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health compared to need
      • 3.22 Recruitment and retention of clinical management staff (including GPs)

End matter

  • Appendix 1: List of measures and data sources
  • List of abbreviations

 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. (11 Nov 2013) Publication updated.
    Tier 1:  new tables 1.06.1A and 1.06.1B; extensive changes to Chapter 1.08 Cancer.
    Tier 2: minor changes to text and tables 2.21.8 and 2.21.9
    Tier 3: no changes (except to page numbering due to changes in tiers 1 and 2).

  2. (26 Feb 2014) Amended due to updated data specifications and data revisions. 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012: detailed analyses. Cat. no. IHW 94. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543821>.