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High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities

Cunningham, Will; McVernon, Jodie; Lydeamore, M.J.; Andrews, Ross; Carapetis, Jonathan; Kearns, Therese; Clucas, D.; Dhurrkay, R. Gundjirryirr; Tong, Steven Y C; Campbell, Patricia


Objective: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden and antibiotic use in the Northern Territory’s East Arnhem region through synthesis and analysis of historical data resources. Methods: We combined primary health clinic data originally reported in three separate publications stemming from the East Arnhem Healthy Skin Project (Jan‐01 to Sep‐07). Common statistical techniques were used to explore the prevalence of infectious conditions and the seasonality of infections, and to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12876
Access Rights: Open Access


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