Trends in the annual prevalence of hospitalisation for remote indigenous communities in Queensland, 1997/98 to 2004/05

Coory, Michael and Johnston, Trisha (2006) Trends in the annual prevalence of hospitalisation for remote indigenous communities in Queensland, 1997/98 to 2004/05. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30 5: 440-443. doi:10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.tb00460.x


Author Coory, Michael
Johnston, Trisha
Title Trends in the annual prevalence of hospitalisation for remote indigenous communities in Queensland, 1997/98 to 2004/05
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
1753-6405
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2006.tb00460.x
Volume 30
Issue 5
Start page 440
End page 443
Total pages 4
Place of publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 321207 Indigenous Health
321200 Public Health and Health Services
CX
730206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Formatted abstract
OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in the annual prevalence of hospitalisation in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, 1997/98 to 2004/05.

METHODS: Descriptive analysis of computerised discharge abstracts that were linked using probabilistic matching to obtain person-based data.

RESULTS: Over the eight years studied, the age-standardised annual prevalence of hospitalisation decreased by 4.5% per year (95% CI -4.8%- -4.1%). The decrease was largest at younger ages (e.g. 0-4 years: -6.0%; 70+ years: -1.9%). There were large decreases for infections (-6.1%; 95% CI -6.8%- -5.4%) and for injury (-7.3%; 95% CI -8.1%- -6.5%). However, there were increases for chronic diseases such as ischaemic heart disease (2.5%; 95% CI 0.2%-4.9%), diabetes (2.5%; 95% CI 0.5%--4.5%) and renal failure (6.8%, 95% CI 3.3%-10.4%).

CONCLUSIONS: Indigenous health appears to be improving in the remote communities in Queensland, especially for infections and injury, but it appears that little progress has been made for chronic disease.
Keyword Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Hospitalization/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
Hospitalization/td [Trends]
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Medically Underserved Area
Middle Aged
National Health Programs/ut [Utilization]
Oceanic Ancestry Group/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
Patient Discharge/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
Prevalence
Queensland/ep [Epidemiology]
Rural Population/sn [Statistics & Numerical Data]
Q-Index Code CX

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