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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Details:

Title

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Creator

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2003-11

Description

The OID report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. Section 1.1 describes the origins of the report, and section 1.2 describes its key objectives. Section 1.3 provides contextual information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Section 1.4 includes a brief historical narrative to help put the information in the report into context. Section 1.5 summarises some recent developments in government policy that have influenced the report and section 1.6 provides further information on the Steering Committee and the OID Working Group that advises it.

Notes

"These reports generally uses the term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ to describe Australia’s first peoples and ‘non-Indigenous Australians’ to refer to Australians of other backgrounds, except where quoting other sources." Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this publication may contain images of deceased people.

Table of contents

Preliminaries -- Overview chapter -- Introduction -- The framework -- Key themes and interpretation -- COAG targets and headline indicators -- Governance, leadership and culture -- Early child development -- Education and training -- Healthy lives -- Economic participation -- Home environment -- Safe and supportive communities -- Outcomes for Torres Strait Islander people -- Measuring factors that improve outcomes -- Appendices.

Language

English

Subject

Aboriginal Australians -- Ecoomic conditions; Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions; Public welfare administration -- Australia; Aboriginal Australians -- Services for; Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage (Australia)

Publisher name

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Format

5 volumes (various pagings) : charts, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)

ISSN

1448-9805 (Print); 2206-9704 (Online)

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267090

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445158

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445153; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445154; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445156; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445151

Page content

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT 6.3 6.1 Antenatal care1 Box 6.1.1 Key messages Antenatal care provides expectant mothers with information and early screening that can identify and help manage issues that may affect birth outcomes. Fifty-two per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who gave birth in 2013 attended at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester (table 6A.1.1), an increase from 50.0 per cent in 2011 (table 6A.1.3), and 86.1 per cent attended five or more antenatal visits (table 6A.1.33). In 2013, after adjusting for population age structure, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers attended their first antenatal visit later in pregnancy than non-Indigenous mothers and attended less frequently (attended five or more visits at 0.9 times the rate for non-Indigenous mothers) (tables 6A.1.9 and 6A.1.16). Trends varied across the jurisdictions for which time series data were available but: nationally from 2011 to 2013, the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers attending antenatal care in the first trimester in very remote areas increased from 46.8 per cent to 58.1 per cent. The trend was reversed in major cities with a decrease from 46.6 per cent to 43.1 per cent (table 6A.1.8). These changes should be interpreted with caution due to changes in definitions and methods for Queensland, SA and the NT combined, from 2011 to 2013, the gap in mothers attending five or more visits narrowed in the very remote and inner regional areas, increased in major cities and remained constant in other areas (tables 6A.1.2628). Box 6.1.2 Measures of antenatal care There are two main measures for this indicator (aligned with the associated NIRA indicator). Antenatal visits in the first trimester is defined as the proportion of women who gave birth who attended at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester. Five or more antenatal visits is defined as the proportion of women who gave birth who attended five or more antenatal visits. The most recent available data for both main measures are from the AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC) (all jurisdictions; remoteness). Key points to note are: nationally standardised data on gestation at first antenatal visit are only available from July 2010, and nationally standardised data on number of antenatal visits are only available from July 2012 (caution should be used making jurisdictional comparisons prior to these dates) data by remoteness area are provided from 2011. Data for prior years are not directly comparable and are not included in this report. A supplementary measure on health and nutrition during pregnancy is also reported. 1 The Steering Committee notes its appreciation to Associate Professor Karen Martin, Griffith University, who reviewed a draft of this section of the report.


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