Toward making inroads in reducing the disparity of lung health in Australian Indigenous and New Zealand Maori children
Chang, Anne B., Marsh, Robyn L., Upham, John W., Hoffman, Lucas R., Smith-Vaughan, Heidi, Holt, Deborah, Toombs, Maree, Byrnes, Catherine, Yerkovich, Stephanie T., Torzillo, Paul J., O'Grady, Kerry-Ann F., & Grimwood, Keith (2015) Toward making inroads in reducing the disparity of lung health in Australian Indigenous and New Zealand Maori children. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3.
Globally, Indigenous populations, which include Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders in Australia and Māori people in New Zealand (NZ), have poorer health than their non-Indigenous counterparts (1). Indigenous peoples worldwide face substantial challenges in poverty, education, employment, housing, and disconnection from ancestral lands (1). While addressing social determinants of health is a priority, solving clinical issues is equally important. Indeed, ignoring the latter until social issues improve risks further disparity as this may take generations. A systematic overview of interventions addressing social determinants of health found a striking lack of reliable evaluations (2). Where evidence was available, health improvement associated with interventions was modest or uncertain (2). Thus, advances in healthcare remain essential and these require the best evidence available in preventing and managing common illnesses, including respiratory illnesses
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Indigenous, acute respiratory infections, outcomes, lung health, bronchiectasis, children|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||19 May 2015 04:21|
|Last Modified:||25 May 2015 06:02|
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