We have used data from existing health records to study the birthweights and percentage weights for age (%W/A) of children in five Aboriginal communities in Queensland.
The data are from cohorts of children born in the 1950s-80s at Cherbourg, the 1960s-80s at Yarrabah and the 1970s-80s in Woorabinda, Palm Island and Doomadgee.
Birthweights have not changed significantly in any of the communities and generally remain below the international level.
The weights for 1 and 5 year old children have improved significantly at Cherbourg and Palm Island, but have dropped significantly at Doomadgee.
The overall pattern is for children on remote communities to have a lower ;W/A and less improvement in ;W/A than those closer to population centres.
Mots-clés Pascal : Aborigène, Australie, Enfant, Prise poids, Postnatal, Poids naissance, Courbe croissance, Nouveau né, Nourrisson, Evaluation, Santé, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Aboriginal, Australia, Child, Weight gain, Postnatal, Birth weight, Growth curve, Newborn, Infant, Evaluation, Health, Oceania, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0187912
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.