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Author Kennedy, Catherine.

Title Health in the Murdi Paaki / Catherine Kennedy.

Published Broken Hill, N.S.W. : Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health Research, University Dept. of Rural Health, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  614.429449 KENN    AVAILABLE
Physical description iv, 73 p. : map, charts ; 30 cm.
Notes "July 2005".
"A joint venture of the Greater Western Area Health Service and the University Department of Rural Health Broken Hill".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Executive summary -- Demography -- Acute illness -- Death -- Cancer -- Mothers and babies -- Infectious diseases -- Murdi Paaki communities at a glance.
Summary Some of the information within Health in the Murdi Paaki: the population across the Murdi Paaki region in 2001 was 57,680; just 0.9% of the NSW population spread across almost 40% of NSW. 14% of the Murdi Paaki population is Aboriginal. The population of the Murdi Paaki region is of a lower socio-economic status compared to elsewhere in NSW, with high unemployment and low incomes. There is a larger proportion of all admissions of Murdi Paaki residents to hospital for respiratory diseases, injury and poisoning than elsewhere in NSW. Both males and females in the Murdi Paaki region are more likely to die at any age and from any cause, compared to NSW males and females. The incidence rates of cancer in the Murdi Paaki are similar to NSW rates. Vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, rubella, and pertussis occur at very low rates in the Murdi Paaki region, indicating successful immunisation programs. Sexually transmitted diseases, meningococcal infection, arbovirus (mosquito-borne) illnesses, and Q fever continue to be prevalent in the Murdi Paaki. The fertility rate (number of babies borne to every 1000 women aged 15-44) is 69 in the Murdi Paaki compared with 63 elsewhere in NSW. The rate of potentially avoidable deaths was twice as high in \U+2018\very remote ' areas than in \U+2018\metropolitan ' areas. Deaths classified as \U+2018\avoidable ' are those that could potentially be avoided through the activities of the health and related sectors. The avoidable death rate was 4 times higher in \U+2018\very remote ' areas for Indigenous people than for non-Indigenous people.--PUBLISHER.
Other author Broken Hill Centre for Remote Health Research.
University of Sydney. Dept of Rural Health.
Greater Western Area Health Service (N.S.W.)
Subject Health surveys -- New South Wales.
Rural health -- New South Wales -- Statistics.
Epidemiology -- New South Wales.
Western Division (N.S.W) -- Statistics, Medical.
New South Wales -- Statistics, Medical.
ISBN 0975225715