Table of contents

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  • List of tables and graphics
  • Preface
  • Summary
  • Chapters
  • 1 Introduction
    • Aim of this publication
    • Defining health and welfare
    • Scope
    • Data quality
  • 2 The demographic, social and economic context
    • Introduction
    • Demography
    • Characteristics of Indigenous people
    • Characteristics of Indigenous households
    • Summary
  • 3 Welfare services and correctional services
    • Introduction
    • Income support
    • Housing assistance
    • Child care
    • Adoptions
    • Child protection
    • The juvenile justice system
    • Adult corrective services
    • Disability support services
    • Aged care services
    • Summary
  • 4 Health risk factors
    • Introduction
    • Living conditions
    • Nutrition
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol consumption
    • Multiple risk factors: obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption
    • Other drugs and substances
    • Exposure to violence
    • Summary
  • 5 Health services: provision, access and use
    • Introduction
    • Provision of health services
    • Access to services
    • Use of health services
    • The current and future health and welfare workforce
    • Summary
  • 6 Mothers and babies
    • Introduction
    • Mothers
    • Babies
    • Perinatal mortality
    • Breastfeeding
    • Summary
  • 7 Ill health
    • Introduction
    • Ill health in the community
    • Medication use
    • Dental health
    • Notifiable communicable diseases
    • HIV/Aids
    • Mental health
    • Cancer
    • Hospitalisation
    • Procedures performed in hospital
    • Self-assessed health status
    • Summary
  • 8 Kidney disease
    • Introduction
    • The incidence and prevalence of kidney failure
    • Treatment for end-stage renal disease
    • Hospital visits for kidney disease
    • Quality of life
    • Deaths from kidney failure
    • Summary
  • 9 Mortality
    • Availability of data
    • Deaths 1995-97
    • Leading causes of death
    • Urban/rural/remote comparisons
    • Life expectancy at birth
    • Summary
  • 10 Health and welfare of Torres Strait Islanders
    • Introduction
    • Demography
    • Social and economic characteristics
    • Health status
    • Summary
  • 11 Recent developments in the collection of Indigenous statistics
    • Introduction
    • Estimating the Indigenous population
    • Quality and availability of data from censuses and surveys
    • Quality and availability of administrative data
    • Recent national strategic initiatives and future plans
  • Additional information
    • Explanatory notes
    • Glossary
    • List of references