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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators (AIHW)

Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators provides the latest available information, as well as trends on the 6 health-related indicators in the NPA. Key findings include that Indigenous mothers had higher rates of low birthweight babies than non-Indigenous mothers and more than half of Indigenous mothers reported smoking during pregnancy. There was a 46% decline in the infant mortality rate for Indigenous infants between 2001 and 2010.

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