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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 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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