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Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and "caring for country"

Burgess, Christopher P; Johnston, Fay H; Berry, Helen; McDonnell, Joseph; Yibarbuk, Dean; Gunabarra, Charlie; Mileran, Albert; Bailie, Ross


Objective: To investigate associations between "caring for country" - an activity that Indigenous peoples assert promotes good health - and health outcomes relevant to excess Indigenous morbidity and mortality. Design, setting and participants: Cross-sectional study involving 298 Indigenous adults aged 15-54 years in an Arnhem Land community, recruited from March to September 2005. Main outcome measures: Self-reported involvement in caring for country, health behaviours and clinically measured...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia


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