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Can we count? Enumerating births in two remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory

Steenkamp, Malinda; Johnstone, Kim; Bar-Zeev, Sarah


Objective: To examine the accuracy of birth counts for two remote Aboriginal communities in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Methods: We compared livebirth counts from community birth records with birth registration numbers and perinatal counts. Results: For 2004-06, for Community 1, there were 204 recorded local livebirths, 190 birth registrations and 172 livebirths in perinatal data. In Community 2, the counts were 244, 222 and 208, respectively. The mean annual number of babies,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00871.x


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