Table of contents

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  • List of graphics
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • Summary
  • Chapters
  • 1 Introduction
    • Context
    • Defining health and welfare
    • Scope
    • Data quality
    • Demographics
  • 2 Housing and environmental health infrastructure
    • Introduction
    • Housing satisfaction
    • Household utilities
    • Household size
    • Environmental heath infrastructure at the community level
    • Summary
  • 3 Health risk factors
    • Introduction
    • Breastfeeding
    • Nutrition
    • Body weight
    • Smoking
    • Illicit drug use
    • Alcohol
    • Alcohol-related crime
    • Exposure to violence
    • Summary
  • 4 Smoking
    • Why a separate chapter on smoking?
    • Smoking prevalence
    • Perceptions about smoking
    • Health risks of smoking
    • Hospitalisation and death from smoking-related causes
    • Summary
  • 5 Perceptions about health
    • Introduction
    • Perceived health status
    • Health services
    • Perceived health problems
    • Perceived substance use problems
    • Perception of 'safe' alcohol consumption levels
    • Perceived social problems and issues
    • Attitudes to drug policy initiatives
    • Summary
  • 6 Access and use of services
    • Introduction
    • Use of services
    • Involvement of Indigenous people in provision of health services
    • Distance to health professionals, services and facilities
    • Summary
  • 7 Mothers and babies
    • Perinatal statistics
    • Summary
  • 8 Ill health
    • Introduction
    • Hospitalisation
    • Injury
    • Cancer
    • Notifiable communicable diseases
    • Dental health
    • Mental health
    • Summary
  • 9 Mortality
    • Availability of data
    • Important causes of death, 1992-94
    • Trends in death rates, 1985-94
    • Life expectancy at birth
    • Summary
  • 10 Welfare
    • Child care
    • Child abuse and neglect
    • Children under care and protection orders and out of home placements
    • Adoptions
    • Aged care
    • Disability
    • Housing affordability, adequacy and assistance
    • Annual income
    • Government payments
    • CDEP employment
    • Educational attainment and qualifications
    • Indigenous community service workers
    • Summary
  • 11 Health of Torres Strait Islanders
    • Introduction
    • Self-assessed health status
    • Risk factors
    • Perceived health problems
    • Mortality
    • Perinatal mortality
  • 12 Recent developments in the collection of Indigenous statistics
    • Quality of Indigenous health data
    • Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    • Population estimates and projections
    • Administrative data sources
    • Indigenous health information from national surveys
    • Future directions in Indigenous health information
    • Indigenous welfare information
  • Additional information
    • Explanatory notes
    • Glossary
    • References