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dc.contributor.authorHyde, Z
dc.contributor.authorSmith, K
dc.contributor.authorFlicker, L
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, D
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, OP
dc.contributor.authorLautenschlager, NT
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, A
dc.contributor.authorLoGiudice, D
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T00:51:02Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T00:51:02Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-05
dc.identifierpii: PONE-D-17-15864
dc.identifier.citationHyde, Z., Smith, K., Flicker, L., Atkinson, D., Almeida, O. P., Lautenschlager, N. T., Dwyer, A. & LoGiudice, D. (2018). Mortality in a cohort of remote-living Aboriginal Australians and associated factors. PLOS ONE, 13 (4), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195030.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253590
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe mortality in a cohort of remote-living Aboriginal Australians using electronic record linkage. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2006, 363 Aboriginal people living in remote Western Australia (WA) completed a questionnaire assessing medical history and behavioural risk factors. We obtained mortality records for the cohort from the WA Data Linkage System and compared them to data for the general population. We used Cox proportional hazards regression to identify predictors of mortality over a 9-year follow-up period. RESULTS: The leading causes of mortality were diabetes, renal failure, and ischaemic heart disease. Diabetes and renal failure accounted for 28% of all deaths. This differed from both the Australian population as a whole, and the general Indigenous Australian population. The presence of chronic disease did not predict mortality, nor did behaviours such as smoking. Only age, male sex, poor mobility, and cognitive impairment were risk factors. CONCLUSIONS: To reduce premature mortality, public health practitioners should prioritise the prevention and treatment of diabetes and renal disease in Aboriginal people in remote WA. This will require a sustained and holistic approach.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleMortality in a cohort of remote-living Aboriginal Australians and associated factors
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0195030
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine (RMH)
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume13
melbourne.source.issue4
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1323055
melbourne.contributor.authorLautenschlager, Nicola
melbourne.contributor.authorFlicker, Leon
melbourne.contributor.authorLogiudice, Dina
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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