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High rates of hospitalised burn injury in Indigenous children living in remote areas: a population data linkage study

Moller, Holger; Falster, Kathleen; Ivers, Rebecca; Clapham, Kathleen; Harvey, Lara; Jorm, Louisa

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Burns are a leading cause of child morbidity and mortality in Australia.1, 2 Previous studies have shown that Indigenous children and children living in rural and remote areas are disproportionally affected by burn injuries.3, 4 A much larger proportion of Indigenous (5.1%) compared with non‐Indigenous (0.5%) children live in remote areas.5 However, to our knowledge, it has not yet been explored if living in remote areas impacts differently on the risk of burn injury in Indigenous compared with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164723
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12729
Access Rights: Open Access

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