Abstract: The findings reported in this first volume from the WAACHS describe the living circumstances of Aboriginal families with children; the health risks that Aboriginal children, young people and their carers are exposed to; and access to, and use of, health services. The information is analysed in terms of geographic diversity and the social and economic circumstances of Aboriginal families. Area classifications To better describe the geographic diversity of Western Australia and the marked differences in access to basic services, cultures and health outcomes experienced by Aboriginal people living in remote areas of the state, two geographic classifications are used: Level of Relative Isolation (LORI). LORI was developed specifically to describe WAACHS data. The classification more appropriately reflects differences in culture, access to services and health outcomes for Aboriginal children, particularly those living in isolated areas. See Glossary to learn more. ATSIC regions. Since the release of Volume 1 in 2004, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) has been replaced by the Office for Indigenous Policy Coordination. As a consequence, regions administered by ATSIC Regional Councils were replaced by Indigenous Coordination Centres (ICCs). See Glossary to learn more. Volume 1 comprises 5 chapters together with Appendices and a Glossary. PDF files are available for either the complete volume or for each component of the volume.
Zubrick, SR, Lawrence, DM, Silburn, SR, Blair, E, Milroy, H, Wilkes, T, Eades, S, D’Antoine, H, Read, A, Ishiguchi, P, Doyle, S, 2004, The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey: Volume 1 – The Health of Aboriginal Children and Young People, Report, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3703.