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



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


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Page 27 In Table 2, it can be seen that the NT rates are substantially higher than those for all other Australian jurisdictions. The rates in 2008 are generally lower in all jurisdictions than those in 1998. The 2008 rate for the NT remains higher than all others and more than 50% higher than the Australian rate. Table 2 indicates that the NT infant death rate halved in the period 1998 to 2008. Table 3: Indigenous Infant Death Rates, 2008 NSW Qld SA WA NT Males 8.3 8.4 6.8 11.5 15.1 Females 7.1 7.4 5.9 8.8 11.9 Total indigenous 7.7 7.9 6.4 10.1 13.6 All persons 4.5 5.1 3.5 3.5 7.8 Source ABS 2009, Deaths Australia, 2008 Rates calculated per 1,000 live births The NT infant death rate for 2008 was considerably higher than other jurisdictions (Table 3). When compared to Indigenous infant death rates in other jurisdictions the NT rate is considerably higher. These higher rates have a significant impact on the overall infant death rates for the NT.

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