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2016

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents results of the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The survey was conducted from September 2014 to June 2015 with a sample of 11,178 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in private dwellings across Australia. The NATSISS is a six-yearly multidimensional social survey which provides broad, self-reported information across key areas of social interest for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primarily at the national level and by remoteness. Topics include language and culture, social networks and support, health, education, work, access to services, crime and justice, housing and financial stress. Supporting summary tables provide an overview for different population groups and selected themes.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Healthy Communities: tobacco smoking rates across Australia, 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (2016)

Tobacco indicators: measuring midpoint progress: reporting under the National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

This report presents progress against the outcome indicators listed under part seven of the National tobacco strategy 2012-2018, and an additional six indicators agreed to during the development of the reporting framework.

The indicators are organised across five smoking phases: exposure; uptake; transition; established smoker and cessation. The report also collects data for smoking patterns across population groups, which includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The report aims to assist the Australian Government, states and territories in monitoring progress towards achieving the objectives and targets of the NTS and the National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) benchmarks.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014: data tables.

Retrieved 11 June 2015 from http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous-data/health-performance-framework/

Brown S, Claydon C (2015)

Tobacco indicators baseline data: reporting under the National Tobacco Strategy 2012–2018.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Nicholson AK, Borland R, Sarin J, Wallace S, van der Sterren AE, Stevens M, Thomas DP (2015)

Recall of anti-tobacco advertising and information, warning labels and news stories in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S67-S72

Nicholson AK, Borland R, van der Sterren AE, Bennet PT, Stevens M, Thomas DP (2015)

Social acceptability and desirability of smoking in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202(10 Supplement): S57-S62

Noble NE, Paul CL, Turner N, Blunden SV, Oldmeadow C, Turon HE (2015)

A cross-sectional survey and latent class analysis of the prevalence and clustering of health risk factors among people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

BMC Public Health; 15: 666

Retrieved 15 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2015-8

Thomas D (2015)

Talking About The Smokes.

Medical Journal of Australia; 202 Supplement(10):

Talking About The Smokes (TATS) was a large national research project that aimed to better understand the pathways to smoking and quitting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and to evaluate what works in assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking.The project was a collaboration between research institutions and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs).

This supplement published in the Medical Journal of Australia brings together the results of the project in one publication.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Williams R, Lawrence C, Wilkes E, Shipp M, Henry B, Eades S, Mathers B, Kaldor J, Maher L, Gray D (2015)

Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: a snapshot.

Sexual Health; 12(3): 188-193

2014

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: updated results, 2012–13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012 - 13.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

National Drug Strategy Household Survey detailed report: 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cancer Institute NSW (2014)

Aboriginal Smoking and Health Survey: key findings.

Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW

Chief Health Officer Queensland (2014)

The health of Queenslanders 2014: fifth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2014)

The state of Western Australia's children and young people - edition two.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

Guillaumier A, Bonevski C, Paul C, D'Este C, Doran C, Siahpush M (2014)

Paying the price: a cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 33(2): 177–185

Health Performance Council (2014)

State of our health Aboriginal population compendium: data volume.

Adelaide: Health Performance Council

Hoekzema L, Buning AW, Bonevsk B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, Stewart K, George J (2014)

Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 54(1): 53-58

Mendelsohn C, Gould GS, Oncken C (2014)

Management of smoking in pregnant women.

Australian Family Physician; 43(1): 46-51

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee (2014)

Northern Territory Tobacco Control Advisory Committee annual report 2014.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Passey ME, Sanson-Fisher RW, D’Este CA, Stirling JM (2014)

Tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use during pregnancy: clustering of risks.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134(1): 44–50

Pearce MS, Mann KD, Singh G, Davison B, Sayers SM (2014)

Prevalence and validity of self-reported smoking in Indigenous and non-Indigenous young adults in the Australian Northern Territory.

BMC Public Health; 14: 861

Retrieved 21 August 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-861

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Thomas DP, Stevens M (2014)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoke-free homes, 2002 to 2008.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 147-153

Wang Z, Scott J, Wang Z, Hoy WE (2014)

Trends in health status and chronic disease risk factors over 10–14 years in a remote Australian community: a matched pair study.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(1): 73-77

Ward J, Bryant J, Wand H, Pitts M, Smith A, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Kaldor J (2014)

Sexual health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results of the first Australian study of knowledge, risk practices and health service access for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: the Goanna Survey.

Alice Springs: Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

This survey is the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) undertaken in Australia.

The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas:

  • demographics
  • knowledge of STIs and BBVs
  • risk behaviours, and
  • use of and access to health services.

Just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-29 were surveyed in every Australian jurisdiction. The project was initiated in 2010, and data collection occurred during 2011-2013.

The survey was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with contributions from state and territory health departments, and was coordinated by peak Aboriginal health organisations in each jurisdiction.

Abstract adapted from Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of the first findings from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey provides information on long-term health conditions, health risk factors, selected social and emotional wellbeing indicators, health measurements, and health related actions for Indigenous Australian peoples. Information is included on Indigenous peoples living in remote and non-remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

  • timing of first antenatal visit
  • average birthweight
  • low and high birthweight babies
  • risk factors identified during pregnancy
  • immunisation rates
  • conduct of adult health checks
  • chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
  • glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
  • blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Smoking and quitting smoking among prisoners in Australia: 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian National Preventive Health Agency (2013)

A priority-driven research agenda for tobacco control in Australia: final report.

Canberra: Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Barr ML, Dillon A, Kassis M, Steel DG (2013)

Telephone surveys provide reliable information on risk behaviours and health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(1): 91-92

NSW Aboriginal Health Fact Sheet 2013 (2013)

Centre for Epidemiology & Evidence

Gould GS, Munn J, Watters T, McEwen A, Clough AR (2013)

Knowledge and views about maternal tobacco smoking and barriers for cessation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: a systematic review and meta-ethnography.

Nicotine & Tobacco Research; 15(5): 863-874

Gould GS, McEwen A, Watters T, Clough AR, van der Zwan R (2013)

Should anti-tobacco media messages be culturally targeted for Indigenous populations? A systematic review and narrative synthesis.

Tobacco Control; 22(4): e7

Maksimovic L, Paquet C, Daniel M, Stewart H, Chong A, Lekkas P, Cargo M (2013)

Characterising the smoking status and quit smoking behaviour of Aboriginal health workers in South Australia.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 10(12): 7193-7206

Mendelsohn CP, Gould GS (2013)

Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008 [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(9): 479

National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

National core maternity indicators.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Richmond RL, Indig D, Butler TG, Wilhelm KA, Archer VA, Wodak AD (2013)

Smoking and other drug characteristics of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal prisoners in Australia.

Journal of Addiction; 2013: 516342

Retrieved 10 March 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/516342

Robertson J, Conigrave K, Ivers R, Hindmarsh E, Clough A (2013)

Addressing high rates of smoking in remote Aboriginal communities : new evidence for GPs.

Australian Family Physician; 42(7): 492-496

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas DP (2013)

Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008 [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(9): 479

Zhao Y, Wright J, Begg S, Guthridge S (2013)

Decomposing the Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis.

Population Health Metrics; 11: 1

Retrieved 29 January 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-11-1

This study aims to explain the Indigenous life expectancy (LE) gap by common modifiable risk factors in the period from 1986 to 2005. The LE gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was 12 years for men and 10 years for women, whereas the Northern Territory Indigenous LE gap was at least 50% greater than the national figures.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2012

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Australian social trends, June 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

A picture of Australia's children 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting - key results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) Services Reporting data collection. Data were collected by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) from primary health-care services, substance use services and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services that received funding through OATSIH in 2010-11. The health services included those provided through Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.

The information covered the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. This information helps to inform Indigenous health policy, and program development and implementation. Primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Indigenous clients; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bond C, Brough M, Spurling G, Hayman N (2012)

‘It had to be my choice' Indigenous smoking cessation and negotiations of risk, resistance and resilience.

Health, Risk & Society; 14(6): 565-581

Carson KV, Brinn MP, Labiszewski NA, Peters M, Chang AB, Veale A, Esterman AJ, Smith BJ (2012)

Interventions for tobacco use prevention in Indigenous youth.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; (8): CD009325

Retrieved 15 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009325.pub2

Smoking in Indigenous communities around the world (2012)

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

This factsheet provides information on smoking rates among Indigenous people in Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

What do we know about the success of social marketing in tobacco control? (2012)

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

This resource includes information on:

  • social marketing
  • effectiveness of social marketing in tobacco control
  • mainstream social marketing campaigns effectiveness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • what is likely to work in anti-tobacco social marketing for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Cosh S, Maksimovic L, Ettridge K, Copley D, Bowden J (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander utilisation of the Quitline service for smoking cessation in South Australia.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(2): 113-118

Demaio A, Drysdale M, de Courten M (2012)

Appropriate health promotion for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: crucial for closing the gap.

Global Health Promotion; 19(2): 58-62

Footprints in Time (2012)

Footprints in Time: the longitudinal study of Indigenous children: key summary report from Wave 3.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Indig D, Haysom L (2012)

Smoking behaviours among young people in custody in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 631–637

Odongo JB (2012)

Reducing tobacco-related harm in the Alice Springs region.

The Chronicle; 24(3): 23-24

Passey ME, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW (2012)

Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women by health care providers: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Public Health; 12: 165

Retrieved 7 March 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-165.pdf

Pierce J (2012)

Smoking: an Indigenous health challenge.

The Chronicle; 24(2): 5

Pircher SLM, Li SQ, Guthridge SL (2012)

Trend analysis of hospital admissions attributable to tobacco smoking, Northern Territory Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations, 1998 to 2009.

BMC Public Health; 12: 545

Retrieved 24 July 2012 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/545

Queensland Health (2012)

The health of Queenslanders 2012: advancing good health. Fourth report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland.

Brisbane: Queensland Health

Robertson JA, Conigrave KM, Ivers R, Usher K, Clough AR (2012)

Translation of tobacco policy into practice in disadvantaged and marginalized subpopulations: a study of challenges and opportunities in remote Australian Indigenous communities.

Health Research Policy and Systems; 10: 23

Retrieved 28 July 2012 from http://www.health-policy-systems.com/content/10/1/23/abstract

Stewart JM, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, Fitzgerald M (2012)

The risk status, screening history and health concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 31(5): 617–624

Taylor AW, Marin T, Avery J, Grande D (2012)

South Australian Aboriginal health survey.

Adelaide: South Australian Population Research and Outcome Studies

This report provides information on chronic diseases among Indigenous people in South Australia, including the social determinants of health and some risk and protective factors. It includes information on:

  • kidney disease
  • hearing problems
  • mental health
  • asthma
  • high blood pressure.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas D (2012)

National trends in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking and quitting, 1994–2008.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(1): 24-29

Thomas DP (2012)

Changes in smoking intensity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 1994–2008.

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(9): 503-506

This article describes smoking intensity among Indigenous Australians (15 years and older) between 1994 and 2008. Changes in smoking intensity in this period were determined through analysis of data from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survey, 1994 and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, 2008. Results indicate a decrease in the number of Indigenous people smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day (CPD), and an increase in the number of Indigenous people smoking 1-10 CPD.

Abstract adapted from Thomas, David P

Thomas DP (2012)

Riding a wave of change in reducing Aboriginal smoking.

The Chronicle; 24(4): 6-8

Thomson N, MacRae A, Brankovich J, Burns J, Catto M, Gray C, Levitan L, Maling C, Potter C, Ride K, Stumpers S, Urquhart B (2012)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2011.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

White V, Bariola E (2012)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011.

Canberra: Drug Strategy Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Winstanley MH (2012)

Tobacco use among Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

Retrieved May 2009 2012 from http://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-8-aptsi

2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Health @ a glance, 2011: tobacco smoking in Australia, 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was conducted between late-April and early-September 2010. This was the 10th survey in a series which began in 1985, and was the fifth to be managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). More than 26,000 people aged 12 years or older participated in the survey, in which they were asked about their knowledge of and attitudes towards drugs, their drug consumption histories, and related behaviours. Most of the analysis presented is of people aged 14 years or older, so that results can be compared with previous reports.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bryant J, Bonevski B, Paul P (2011)

A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged.

BMC Public Health; 11: 827

Retrieved 26 October 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-827.pdf

Chondur R, Pircher S (2011)

Smoking prevalence in the Northern Territory population.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 2

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (2011)

Views of young people in detention centres, Queensland, 2011.

Brisbane: Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian

Mohsin M, Bauman AE, Forero R (2011)

Socioeconomic correlates and trends in smoking in pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 65(8): 727-732

Rodas A, Bode A, Dolan K (2011)

Supply, demand and harm reduction strategies in Australian prisons: an update.

Canberra: National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2011.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

This report is the fifth in a series of reports on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage as commissioned by the heads of government in 2002. It has been produced in consultation with Indigenous peoples, governments, academics and service providers. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on the current outcomes and those interventions and policies that have enhanced those outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Thomas DP, Fitz JW, Johnston V, Townsend J, Kneebone W (2011)

Wholesale data for surveillance of Australian Aboriginal tobacco consumption in the Northern Territory.

Tobacco Control; 20(4): 291-295

Thrift AP, Nancarrow H, Bauman AE (2011)

Maternal smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal women in New South Wales is linked to social gradient.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(4): 337-342

VicHealth (2011)

Aboriginal health in Victoria - research summary.

Melbourne: VicHealth

2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, Australia: summary booklet, 2008.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Indig D, McEntyre E, Page J, Ross B (2010)

2009 NSW inmate health survey: Aboriginal health report.

Sydney: Justice Health

MacLaren D, Redman-MacLaren M, Clough A (2010)

Estimating tobacco consumption in remote Aboriginal communities using retail sales data: some challenges and opportunities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S66-S70

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2010)

Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report #3 May to November 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services

Rosalind Butler, Chapman S, Thomas DP, Torzillo P (2010)

Low daily smoking estimates derived from sales monitored tobacco use in six remote predominantly Aboriginal communities.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S71-S75

Smith G, White V (2010)

Use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among Indigenous students participating in the Australian Secondary Students Alcohol and Drug Survey 2008.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

2009

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey, 2008.

Retrieved 11 April 2011 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2009)

Tobacco smoking in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2004-05.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

To provide an overview of smoking in the Indigenous population, this report used data from the National Health Survey: Summary of Results: 2004-05; the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: 2004-05; and Tobacco Smoking - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004-05. It was found that half of Indigenous Australian adults smoke (50%), and among Indigenous men living in remote areas nearly 60% smoke. The Indigenous population is nearly twice as likely to smoke regularly compared with the non-Indigenous population and this rate applies across all age groups. Indigenous females are nearly three times more likely to smoke regularly than non-Indigenous females.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Good Health Alliance of the Northern Territory (2009)

Smoking in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 16-17

Heart Foundation (2009)

Indigenous tobacco control: position statement.

Canberra: Heart Foundation

Passey M, Gale J, Holt B, Leatherday C, Roberts C, Kay D, Rogers L, Paden V (2009)

Stop smoking in its tracks: understanding smoking by rural Aboriginal women.

Paper presented at the Rural health: the place to be ... The 10th National Rural Health Conference. 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, Qld

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2009)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2009.

Canberra: Productivity Commission, Australia

Thomas DP, Johnston V, Fitz JW, McDonnell J (2009)

Monitoring local trends in Indigenous tobacco consumption.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(1): 64 - 66

Thomas DP (2009)

Smoking prevalence trends in Indigenous Australians, 1994-2004: a typical rather than an exceptional epidemic.

International Journal for Equity in Health; 8(37): 1-21

White V, Mason T, Briggs V (2009)

How do trends in smoking prevalence among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian secondary students between 1996 and 2005 compare?.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 33(2): 147 - 153

Zhao Y (2009)

Tobacco usage in the Northern Territory.

The Chronicle; 14(3): 14-15

2008

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

Health risk factors.

In: Trewin D, Madden R, eds. The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2008. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: 137-150

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

2007 national drug strategy household survey: first results.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: state and territory supplement.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2008

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2008)

National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2007 : detailed findings.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Cancer Council NSW (2008)

Clearing the smoke: best practice smoking cessation strategies for people with multiple disadvantages.

Sydney: Cancer Council NSW

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (2008)

Smoking in prison.

Perth: Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

Thomas DP, Briggs V, Anderson IPS, Cunningham J (2008)

Social determinants of being an Indigenous non-smoker.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 32(2): 110-116

White V, Smith G (2008)

Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2008.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing, Australia

2007

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007)

Tobacco smoking - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a snapshot, 2004-05.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4722.0.55.004Main%20Features12004-05?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4722.0.55.004&issue=2004-05&num=&view=

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2007)

Statistics on drug use in Australia 2006.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control (2007)

National Indigenous tobacco control research workshop report.

Melbourne: Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Tobacco Control

Pilbara substance use reduction (2007)

Kulunga Research Network

This fact sheet was produced to provide an overview of the Staying on track: reducing substance use research project conducted in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2006

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Australia, 2004-05.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of results from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey provides information about health status, health actions, and lifestyle factors, of Indigenous peoples. There are comparisons with the 1995 and 2001 National Health Surveys and the 2002 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Social Survey.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006)

Tobacco smoking in Australia: a snapshot, 2004-05.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4831.0.55.001Main%20Features12004-05?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4831.0.55.001&issue=2004-05&num=&view=

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2006)

Australia's health 2006: the tenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently released Australia's health 2006, the tenth edition of its biennial national health report. The report shows that Australians generally have good health and access to a range of good health care services, but Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have much poorer health than the general population. Indigenous Australians also have higher rates of unemployment, poorer educational outcomes, and lower levels of home ownership. Section 4.5 of the report compiles health information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Information about the demographic profile, health status, disability rates, and service use is provided. The section concludes with information on behaviours that shape the health status of Indigenous peoples such as tobacco use, alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, and housing conditions.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Baker A, Ivers R, Bowman J, Butler T, Kay-Lambkin F, Wye P, Walsh R, Pulver L, Richmond R, Belcher J, Wilhelm K, Wodak A (2006)

Where there's smoke, there's fire: high prevalence of smoking among some sub-populations and recommendations for intervention.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(1): 85-96

Belcher JM, Butler T, Richmond RL, Wodak AD, Wilhelm K (2006)

Smoking and its correlates in an Australian prisoner population.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(4): 343-348

New South Wales Chief Health Officer (2006)

The health of the people of New South Wales: report of the Chief Health Officer: Health inequalities: Aboriginal peoples: risk alcohol drinking and smoking.

Retrieved 19 January 2011 from http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/chorep/atsi/atsi_alc_smo_atsi.asp

2005

South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership (2005)

Aboriginal health, everybody's business : knowing the business : South Australian Aboriginal health indicators 2005.

Adelaide: South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership

Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision (2005)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2005: report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

The Council of Australian Governments has commissioned the Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth Service Provision to provide regular reports against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage. The aims are to inform Australian governments about whether policy programs and interventions are achieving positive outcomes for Indigenous people and to identify where further work is needed.

This is the second report produced by the Steering Committee. It documents the indicator framework and reports on various indicators of Indigenous disadvantage and seven strategic areas for action:

  • early childhood development and growth;
  • early school engagement and performance;
  • positive childhood and transition to adulthood;
  • substance use and misuse;
  • functional and resilient families and communities;
  • effective environmental health systems; and
  • economic participation and development.

The report documents some improvements in indicators since the last report in 2003 (although caution is needed in some data comparisons), but for many indicators there has been little or no movement. The Steering Committee will continue to document the development of the indicator framework, and produce a regular report against key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage as part of the process of continuing improvement.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

Zubrick SR, Lawrence DM, Silburn SR, Blair E, Milroy H, Wilkes T, Eades S, D'Antoine H, Read AW, Ishiguchi P, Doyle S (2004)

The health of Aboriginal children and young people [volumes 1-4].

Perth: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

2002

Clough AR, Guyula T, Yunupingu M, Burns CB (2002)

Diversity of substance use in eastern Arnhem land (Australia): patterns and recent changes.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 21(4): 349-356

 
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