The North Queensland tobacco project

Young, Dallas, Cadet-James, Yvonne, Campbell, Sandra , Swinbourne, Anne , and McDermott, Robyn (2005) The North Queensland tobacco project. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, 29 (5). pp. 27-29.

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Abstract

Tobacco smoking is a major contributor to the well-documented poorer health status of Indigenous Australians.

During the period 1989–1999 the smoking-related death rate among Indigenous Queenslanders was almost three times greater than that of non-Indigenous Queenslanders. Data from the north Queensland Well Person’s Health Check (1998- 2000) has shown self-reported smoking rates of 66% among men and 54% among women living in communities that took part. There are few reports of interventions intended to decrease the prevalence of tobacco smoking or strategies to raise awareness among Indigenous people about the hazards associated with it.

The North Queensland Indigenous Tobacco Project, funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council grant, is a three-year collaborative research project between James Cook University, Queensland Health and eight Indigenous communities. The project is a multi-intervention approach that targets individuals as well as their communities and is intended to address knowledge, attitudes and resources related to tobacco use.

Item ID: 5688
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: indigenous communities; tobacco
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ISSN: 1036-4102
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 22:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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