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

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Page 34 Figure 8: NT Infant Deaths by Aboriginal Status 20062009 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 2006 2007 2008 2009 N u m b er o f In fa n t D ea th s Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Total Table 8: NT Infant Deaths by Aboriginal Status, 20062009 Year of Death Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Total 2006 23 7 30 2007 23 9 32 2008 20 9 29 2009 18 8 26 4 year Total 84 33 117 4 Year Average 21 8 29 4 Year Average Rate per 1,000 13.3 3.7 7.7 The death rates for infants also reveal that Aboriginal infants are at much greater risk (just over three and a half times greater) than non-Aboriginal infants. The Aboriginal infant death rate over the aggregated period, as specified in Table 8, is 13.3. The published ABS 20062008 equivalent rate is 13.6 which is different because of the ABSs different methodology for calculation and the rate is based on a different aggregated period.

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