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  • Publication
    Journal Article
    Estimating the total prevalence and incidence of end-stage kidney disease among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the Northern Territory of Australia, using multiple data sources.
    (2018-01-15) ;
    Guthridge S
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    Lawton PD
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    Cass A
    Most estimates for End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) prevalence and incidence are based on renal replacement therapy (RRT) registers. However, not all people with ESKD will commence RRT and estimates based only on RRT registry data will underestimate the true burden of ESKD in the community. This study estimates the total number of Northern Territory (NT) residents with ESKD including: those receiving RRT, those diagnosed but not receiving RRT and an estimate of "undiagnosed" cases. Four data sources were used to identify NT residents with a diagnosis of ESKD: public hospital admissions, Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry registrations, death registrations and, for the Aboriginal population only, electronic primary care records. Three data sources contained information recorded between 1 July 2008 and 31 December 2013, death registration data extended to 31 December 2014 to capture 2013 prevalent cases. A capture-recapture method was used to estimate both diagnosed and undiagnosed cases by making use of probability patterns of overlapping multiple data sources. In 2013, the estimated ESKD prevalence in the NT Aboriginal population was 11.01 (95% confidence interval (CI) 10.24-11.78) per 1000, and 0.90 (95% CI 0.76-1.05) per 1000 in the NT non-Aboriginal population. The age-adjusted rates were 17.97 (95% CI 17.82-18.11) and 1.07 (95% CI 1.05-1.09) per 1000 in the NT Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations respectively. The proportion of individuals receiving RRT was 71.4% of Aboriginal and 75.5% of non-Aboriginal prevalent ESKD cases. The age-adjusted ESKD incidence was also greater for the Aboriginal (5.26 (95% CI 4.44-6.08) per 1000 population) than non-Aboriginal population (0.36 (95% CI 0.25-0.47) per 1000). This study provides comprehensive estimates of the burden of ESKD including those cases that are not identified in relevant health data sources. The results are important for informing strategies to reduce the total burden of ESKD and to manage the potential unmet demand, particularly from comparatively young Aboriginal patients who may be suitable for RRT but do not currently access the services for social, geographic or cultural reasons.
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  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2018
    (Department of Health, 2021) ; ;
    Innovation and Research
    This report summarises data from the 2018 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2018.
      10184  258
  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2016
    (2016) ; ;
    Department of Health
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    Innovation and Research
    This report summarises data from the 2016 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2016.
      11853  982
  • Publication
    Report
    Trends in the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators, 2010 to 2021
    (NT Health, 2023-11-07) ; ; ;
    Bhat, Sunil
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    Health Statistics and Informatics
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    NT PHN
    We are proud to present the second trend report of the Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators (AHKPI), reporting data from 2010 to 2021. The indicators were developed and are overseen by the NT Aboriginal Health Forum - a collaboration of Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT (AMSANT), the NT Government, the NT Primary Health Network (PHN) and the Australian Government. The AHKPIs describe key health service activities across the breadth of Aboriginal Primary Health Care (PHC), enabling shared learnings as we work together to improve Aboriginal health. Our biannual reporting on the indicators is critical for continuous quality improvement and strengthening accountability to our communities.
      3004  911
  • Publication
    Journal Article
    Impact of perinatal health and socio-demographic factors on school education outcomes: A population study of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.
    (2015-08)
    Guthridge, Steven
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    Silburn, Sven
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    McKenzie, John
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    Lynch, John
    This study investigated the association between early-life risk factors and school education outcomes. This is an historical cohort study of 7601 children (61% were Indigenous) born in the Northern Territory between 1999 and 2004. Information was linked, for each child on: perinatal health, student enrolment and National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Year 3 results. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between selected risk factors and a NAPLAN result 'below' the national minimum standard (NMS) in reading and numeracy. Indigenous children had much higher odds, than non-Indigenous children, of a result below the NMS for both reading (odds ratio (OR): 8.58, 95% confidence interval (CI): 7.55-9.74) ) and numeracy (OR: 11.52, 95% CI: 9.94-13.35). When adjusted for all other variables, the increased odds were attenuated for both reading (OR: 2.89, 95% CI: 2.46-3.40) and numeracy (OR: 3.19, 95% CI: 2.65-3.84). Common risk factors for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children included higher birth order, maternal smoking in pregnancy and being a boy. There were gradients of decreasing risk with increasing education level of primary care giver and increasing maternal age. Among Indigenous children only, risks increased when living in remote areas, with younger age (<8 years) and low birthweight. The study highlights that many of the risk factors associated with poor education outcomes among Indigenous children are shared with the general population. The results inform a targeted, cross-agency response to address modifiable early-life risk factors for educational disadvantage. Data linkage, using existing administrative datasets, provides a useful addition to methods that identify priority areas for prevention and early intervention.
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  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2017
    (Department of Health, 2017) ; ;
    Innovation and Research
    This report summarises data from the 2017 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2017.
      204  10189
  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2015
    (2015) ; ;
    Department of Health
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    Innovation and Research
    This report summarises data from the 2015 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2015.
      13071  8918
  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2020
    (NT Health, 2023) ;
    This report summarises data from the 2020 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2020. The trend tables (see Appendix B) show changes over time for key demographic and obstetric indicators and birth outcomes over the period 2006–2020.
      3549  845
  • Publication
    Report
    Northern Territory Midwives Collection Mothers and Babies 2019
    (Department of Health, 2022-06-08)
    Bhat, Sunil
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    Jennings, Belinda
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    Innovation and Research
    This report summarises data from the 2019 Northern Territory (NT) Midwives’ Collection. It includes population characteristics of mothers, maternal health status, antenatal information, conditions and procedures used in labour and childbirth, as well as birth outcomes of all births that occurred in 2019. The trend tables (see Appendix B) show changes over time for key demographic and obstetric indicators and birth outcomes over the period 2005–2019. Unless otherwise stated, the following key findings are for NT residents only.
      1529  8348