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released: 1 Aug 2013 author: AIHW

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.

ISBN 978-1-74249-463-0; Cat. no. IHW 101; 100pp.; 13.90

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Key findings
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Antenatal care
    • 3 Teenage rates of sexually transmissible infections
    • 4 Low birthweight
    • 5 Infant mortality
    • 6 Substance use during pregnancy
    • 7 Child under 5 hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Detailed tables
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Data sources
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators. Cat. no. IHW 101. Canberra: AIHW.

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