Aborigines were admitted to hospital in Western Australia 2.8 times as frequently as other persons in 1977-1988.
Their highest relative admission rates were in the 0-5 years age group, mostly for respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
Relative admission rates (all ages) for some categories were:
infectious and parasitic, 4 to 10-fold;
nervous system, 4-fold;
injury and poisoning, 3 to 5-fold;
mental disorders, double the non-Aboriginal rate.
Admissions for respiratory illnesses were consistently much higher in Aborigines of all ages.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Sex ratio, Australie, Océanie, Etiologie, Population, Hospitalisation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Sex ratio, Australia, Oceania, Etiology, Population, Hospitalization, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0174993
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.