An Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health in Relation to the Northern Territory Indigenous Population

Devitt, Jeannie, Hall, Gillian, and Tsey, Komla (2001) An Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health in Relation to the Northern Territory Indigenous Population. Working Paper. CRC for Aboriginal & Tropical Health.

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Abstract

This paper re-examines the factors underlying the continuing poor health of the NTs Indigenous population versus the non-Indigenous population. In particular, it focuses on recent research including the well-known Whitehall Studies that demonstrates poorer health outcomes for people with less power/status in their communities/workplaces. The paper concludes that, along with greater availability of primary health care, efforts to raise the socio-economic status of the NTs Indigenous people and allow them increased control over their lives will yield improved health outcomes.

Item ID: 11266
Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Keywords: Aboriginal, Indigenous, Health, Social Determinants of Health, Northern Territory,
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ISBN: 1 876831 60X
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 05:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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