Indigenous health: diabetes in pregnancy

Chaubey, Santosh K., Davis, Bronwyn, and Sinha, Ashim K. (2011) Indigenous health: diabetes in pregnancy. O & G Magazine, 13 (3). pp. 1-3.

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[Extract] Characteristically, the Indigenous population has a younger age of onset of diabetes and the disease is more common in females and, therefore, affects women of childbearing age. The increasing prevalence of diabetes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI)people is linked not only to genetic predisposition, but also to a rapid change from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to unhealthy eating patterns, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, alcohol abuse with its associated adjustment disorder, poor social support, disruption in family structure and socio-economic disadvantage. Most of the communities in the Cape York, Torres Strait Islands and Northern Peninsula area are socially disadvantaged according to the Socio-Economic Disadvantage in Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas.

Item ID: 46209
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1442-5319
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 00:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 34%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 33%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 34%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 33%
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