There are many aspects of the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians where significant improvements are continuing or emerging. But significant gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remain. This disadvantage, or the 'gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, starts from birth and continues throughout life.
More reports and statistics on Indigenous Australians can be found under The health & welfare of Australia's Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous health & welfare services.
increase in the number of Indigenous Australians who had an eye examination in the preceding 12 months between 2005-06 and 2016-17
of the disease burden among Indigenous Australians in 2011 was caused by chronic disease
in at-risk communities has fallen from 14% in 2009 to 4.6% in 2015
rate of vision impairment and blindness is experienced by Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians
experienced by Indigenous Australians is 2.3 times the rate of non-Indigenous Australians
of the Indigenous disease burden was caused by mental health and substance use disorders
of the Indigenous disease burden could be prevented by reducing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco use, physical inactivity & poor diet
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