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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

6.42 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 6.7 Ear Health Box 6.7.1 Key messages The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 014 years with a hearing condition decreased from 11.2 per cent in 2001 (2.4 times the rate for non-Indigenous children) to 8.4 per cent in 2014-15 (2.9 times the rate for non-Indigenous children in 2014-15) (figure 6.7.1). In remote areas, the proportion decreased from 17.7 per cent in 2001 to 11.4 per cent in 2014-15 (figure 6.7.2). Across age ranges for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in 2014-15, there was a greater proportion aged 414 years with a hearing condition compared to those aged 03 years (10.4 per cent compared to 3.2 per cent). There was no statistically significant trend across age ranges for non-Indigenous children (figure 6.7.1). In 2014-15, the hospitalisation rate for diseases of the ear and mastoid process for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 014 years was 7.5 per 1000 population, similar to the rate for non-Indigenous children (7.1 per 1000 population) (table 6A.7.5). The rate varied by remoteness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the rate in remote areas was more than twice that in non-remote areas, whilst for non-Indigenous children the rate decreased as remoteness increased (table 6A.7.7). Rates of hospitalisation for diseases of the ear and mastoid process for younger children (03 years) were lower for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children compared to non-Indigenous children (9.5 and 12.7 per 1000 population respectively), with the direction reversed for older children (414 years) (table 6A.7.5). Box 6.7.2 Measures of ear health There are two main measures for this indicator: Prevalence of hearing conditions in children is defined as the proportion of children aged 014 years with a reported hearing condition. Data are available from the ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS)/National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), with the most recent data available from the 2014-15 NATSISS. Data for the non-Indigenous population are sourced from the ABS Australian Health Survey (AHS)/National Health Survey (NHS), with the most recent data available from the 2014-15 NHS. Data are self-reported by proxies of children. Hospitalisation rates for ear and hearing problems in children is defined as the proportion of hospital separations for children aged 014 years where the principal diagnosis was diseases of the ear and mastoid. Data are sourced from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) with the most recent data available for 2014-15 (all jurisdictions; by age; remoteness). Ear disease and associated hearing loss are highly prevalent across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and much more common than in the broader Australian population (Burns and Thomson 2013; DoHA 2015). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, particularly in remote areas, experience some of the highest levels of ear disease and hearing loss in the world (Senate Community Affairs References Committee 2010).


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