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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


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




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

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Page 45 Figure 18: NT Neonatal Deaths by Aboriginal Status 20062009 0 5 10 15 20 2006 2007 2008 2009 N um b er o f D ea th s Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Table 19: NT Neonatal Deaths by Aboriginal Status 20062009 Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Total 2006 15 4 19 2007 14 8 22 2008 12 6 18 2009 13 5 18 54 23 77 As with stillbirths, perinatal deaths and deaths in general, Aboriginal neonatal deaths are over-represented. Although the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal neonatal deaths may have been closing a little there was some increase in that gap for 2009. The aggregate over the four years indicates just over twice as many neonatal deaths for the Aboriginal population when compared to the non-Aboriginal population, but the rate ratio is much higher. Figure 19: NT Perinatal Deaths 20062009 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 N u m b e r o f D ea th s 2006 2007 2008 2009 Table 20: NT Perinatal Deaths 20062009 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total Total 63 54 45 55 217 Year of Death

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