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Do Indigenous Australians age prematurely? The implications of life expectancy and health conditions of older Indigenous people for health and aged care policy

Cotter, Philippa; Condon, John R; Barnes, Tony; Anderson, Ian; Smith, Leonard; Cunningham, Teresa


Objective. To assess whether Indigenous Australians age prematurely compared with other Australians, as implied by Australian Government aged care policy, which uses age 50 years and over for population-based planning for Indigenous people compared with 70 years for non-indigenous people. Methods. Cross-sectional analysis of aged care assessment, hospital and health survey data comparing Indigenous and non-indigenous age-specific prevalence of health conditions. Analysis of life tables for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Health Review
DOI: 10.1071/AH11996


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