This is the third national Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistical report on young people in Australia. This report brings together the most up-to-date national data on the health status of young Australians aged 12-24 years and the factors influencing their health. Information on health status includes self-assessed health status, disability, injury, mental health, chronic disease, communicable diseases, hospitalisations and mortality. Factors influencing health include family and community environments,environmental factors, socioeconomic factors including education,employment and income and health behaviours such as weight, physical activity, nutrition and substance use. This report also includes a special section on the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Free online or available from Can Print for $40 (1300 889 873).
This report looks at the death and serious injury of Indigenous persons in Australia due to transport accidents in the five-year period 1999-00 to 2003-04. It focuses on the four jurisdictions of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland and
examines variables such as mode of transport, gender, age group and remoteness from an urban centre.
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The ageing of the Australian population has enlarged the population at high risk of fall-related injury and population projections imply substantial increase in years to come. A large proportion of Australia's older population were born overseas and changing migration patterns following the Second World War have resulted in an older population which is becoming highly culturally and linguistically diverse. This report examines fall-related hospitalisations for people aged 65 and older for the years 2000-03 according to country of birth and place of usual residence.
Authored by AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit.
Published 14 May 2007; ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 681 1; AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 97; INTERNET ONLY
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