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NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010

Details:

Title

NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee annual report 2009-2010

Collection

The Children's Commissioner Northern Territory reports; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2010

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2010

Language

English

Subject

Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Death -- Causes -- Statistics -- Periodicals; Children and death -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Place of publication

Casuarina

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/236802

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/640686

Page content

Page 13 large proportion of infant deaths, while deaths from External Causes occurred almost exclusively in the 10 to 17 years age range. 4. In the 2006-2008 period, 15 child deaths resulted from intentional self-harm. All these children were Aboriginal and all but one of these events was the result of hanging. The rates of hanging during this period were at least 5 times and up to 13 times higher than reported for NSW and Qld respectively. These standout findings clearly call for urgent research and action and will help to determine the research agenda of the Committee in coming years.


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