Indigenous identification in death registrations is of high quality in the NT from 1977 and in four other states (New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia) from 1997. These five jurisdictions include 84% of Indigenous Australians.
Using national cause of death and population data, we investigated RHD mortality for the NT for 1977- 2005 and five jurisdictions combined (providing semi-national statistics) for 1997-2005, examining (for RHD as the underlying cause of death):
All analysis was by undertaken by Indigenous status, gender, age at death and (for the NT only) year of death. We also compared the NT to the other four states.
To provide semi-national Indigenous mortality rates from RHD in Australia
Samantha Colquhoun, Project Manager
Chief Investigators: S Colquhoun, J Condon, J Carapetis, S Li, S Guthridge
Dates: 2011 -2013