A linked data file of birth records and hospital admissions was used to investigate inpatient hospital morbidity before 2 years of age for all non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal children born in Western Australia in 1986.
Of the non-Aboriginal children, 31.8% were admitted to hospital at least once before the age of 2 years, with an overall admission rate of 526/1000 live births; the corresponding figures for Aboriginal children were 68.7% and 2797.
The mean number of days in hospital for each non-Aboriginal child admitted was 7.4, and 26.5 for Aboriginal children.
Of the total cohort, 21% of non-Aboriginal and 20% of Aboriginal children were admitted only once, and 4% of non-Aboriginal and 36% of Aboriginal children were admitted at least three times; 23% of non-Aboriginal and 24% of Aboriginal children were admitted for only one major disease category, and 1% of non-Aboriginal and 16% of Aboriginal children wer in at least four categories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Nourrisson, Etiologie, Facteur risque, Ethnie, Aborigène, Australie Occidentale, Enfant, Homme, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Infant, Etiology, Risk factor, Ethnic group, Aboriginal, Western Australia, Child, Human, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0326978
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.