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Drought, drying and climate change: Emerging health issues for ageing Australians in rural areas

Horton, Graeme; Hanna, Elizabeth; Kelly, Brian

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Older Australians living in rural areas have long faced significant challenges in maintaining health. Their circumstances are shaped by the occupations, lifestyles, environments and remoteness which characterise the diversity of rural communities. Many rural regions face threats to future sustainability and greater proportions of the aged reside in these areas.The emerging changes in Australia's climate over the past decade may be considered indicative of future trends, and herald amplification...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59991
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00424.x

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