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Pediatric hospital admissions in Indigenous children: a population-based study in remote Australia

Dossetor, Philippa; Martiniuk, Alexandra; Fitzpatrick, James P; Oscar, June; Carter, Maureen; Watkins, Rochelle; Elliott, Elizabeth; Jeffery, Heather; HARLEY, David

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Background: We analysed hospital admissions of a predominantly Aboriginal cohort of children in the remote Fitzroy Valley in Western Australia during the first 7 years of life. Methods: All children born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2003 and living in the Fitzroy Valley in 2009-2010 were eligible to participate in the Lililwan Project. Of 134 eligible children, 127 (95%) completed Stage 1 (interviews of caregivers and medical record review) in 2011 and comprised our cohort. Lifetime...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/245843
Source: BMC Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-017-0947-0
Access Rights: Open Access

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