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What is the impact of missing Indigenous status on mortality estimates? An assessment using record linkage in Western Australia

Draper, Glenn K; Somerford, Peter J; Pilkington, Albert; Thompson, Sandra C


Background: The analysis aimed to assess the Indigenous status of an increasing number of deaths not coded with a useable Indigenous status from 1997 to 2002 and its impact on reported recent gains in Indigenous mortality. Methods: The Indigenous status of WA death records with a missing Indigenous status was determined based upon data linkage to three other data sources (Hospital Morbidity Database System, Mental Health Information System and Midwives Notification System). Results: Overall,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00403.x


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