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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing 2018

Nov 29, 2018

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have recently published a report titled “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing 2018”. The report presents key findings and data for Indigenous young people aged 10-24 years in relation to their health and well being outcomes, social and economic determinants of health, health risk factors, and health service use.

Some of the findings show the top contributor to the disease burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 10-24 was suicide and self-inflicted injuries. This was followed by anxiety disorders, alcohol use disorders, depressive disorders, followed by road traffic injuries. The report also looks at education and employment participation for Indigenous young people, health service accessibility and compares the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to non-Indigenous young people in the same age range.

Go to the full report “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth health and wellbeing 2018: in brief” here.