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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 26 Figure 2: Infant Mortality, by Indigenous Status, NT and Australia, 19672006 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 19 67 19 69 19 71 19 73 19 75 19 77 19 79 19 81 19 83 19 85 19 87 19 89 19 91 19 93 19 95 19 97 19 99 20 01 20 03 20 05 Year Deaths per 1000 livebirths NT Indigenous NT nonIndigenous Australia Source: Health Gains Planning branch, NT Department of Health and Families using ABS deaths dataset and population data. Table 2: Infant Death Rates, 1998 and 2008 1998 2008 AUST 5.0 4.1 NSW 4.3 4.4 VIC 4.7 3.7 QLD 6.4 4.9 SA 4.0 2.9 WA 5.0 3.4 TAS 5.7 3.8 NT 12.4 6.1 ACT 6.0 5.0 Source ABS 2009, Deaths Australia, 2008 Rates calculated per 1,000 live births In the 40 year period from 1967 to 2006, both NT Indigenous and non-Indigenous infant death rates have both decreased by approximately 84-85% whereas the Australian rate has decreased by approximately 77% (Figure 2). Even though there has been a larger decrease over this period the Indigenous rates are still well above the Australian rate. The non-Indigenous rate during the last 20 year period has been similar to the Australian rate.


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