Contribution of chronic disease to the gap in mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians – AIHW – 5 May 2011

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Contribution of chronic disease to the gap in mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians – AIHW – 5 May 2011

“Chronic diseases are major contributors to the mortality gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians. About 80% of the mortality gap for people aged 35 to 74 years is due to chronic diseases, measured in terms of potential years of life lost. The major contributors are heart diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular diseases and cancer.”  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ISBN 978-1-74249-144-8; Cat. no. IHW 48; 46pp

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