An introduction to the social determinants of health in relation to the Northern Territory Indigenous population

An introduction to the social determinants of health in relation to the Northern Territory Indigenous population Report

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  • Author(s): Devitt, J., Hall, G. , Komla, T.
  • Published: 2001
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health
  • Volume: 6

Abstract: This paper re-examines the factors underlying the continuing poor health of the NTs Indigenous population versus the non-Indigenous population. In particular, it focuses on recent research including the well-known Whitehall Studies that demonstrates poorer health outcomes for people with less power/status in their communities/workplaces. The paper concludes that, along with greater availability of primary health care, efforts to raise the socio-economic status of the NTs Indigenous people and allow them increased control over their lives will yield improved health outcomes.

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Devitt, J., Hall, G. , Komla, T., 2001, An introduction to the social determinants of health in relation to the Northern Territory Indigenous population, Volume:6, Report, viewed 25 July 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3905.

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