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  • Publication
    Journal Article
    Alcohol-Attributable Death and Burden of Illness among Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Populations in Remote Australia, 2014-2018.
    Harmful use of alcohol is a problem in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. The aim of this study was to assess and compare alcohol-attributable deaths and the contribution of alcohol to the burden of disease and injury (BOD) among the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in the NT between 2014 and 2018. The alcohol-use data for adults aged 15+ years old in the NT population was taken from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey. BOD was measured in disability-adjusted life years (DALY) as part of the NT BOD study. Population-attributable fractions were derived to analyse deaths and BOD. Between 2014 and 2018, 673 Aboriginal and 392 non-Aboriginal people died of harmful use of alcohol, accounting for 26.3% and 12.9% of the total deaths in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population, respectively. Alcohol caused 38,596 and 15,433 DALY (19.9% and 10.2% of the total), respectively, in the NT Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population for the same period. The alcohol-attributable DALY rate in the Aboriginal population was 10,444.6 per 100,000 persons, six times the non-Aboriginal rate. This study highlights the urgent need to reduce harmful alcohol use in the NT, which disproportionately affects Aboriginal peoples in rural and remote areas.
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  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Smoking Prevalence Northern Territory – 1994 TO 2013
    (Health Gains Planning, 2014-04) ; ;
    Guthridge, Steve
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    Innovation and Research
    This fact sheet provides a summary of trends in smoking prevalence in the NT from 1994 - 2014 and importantly estimates the general NT smoking prevalence, which is not available from any single source.
      14096  2616
  • Publication
    Report
    Population data in the Northern Territory
    (Health Gains Planning, DHCS, 2006-08) ;
    Guthridge, Steve
    The purpose of this paper is to report on conceptual, methodological and reporting issues involved in the various population data types. This includes both Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and non-ABS sources. The appendices to this paper provide a comprehensive list of the most recent population data available to users.
      15522  1589
  • Publication
    Report
    Morbidity burden of disease and injury in the Northern Territory 2014-2018
    This report describes the morbidity and total BOD (burden of disease) for the Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations between 2014 and 2018 and updates three previous NT BOD studies (1994–1998, 1999–2003 and 2004–2013).
      1916  105
  • Publication
    Report
    Socio-economic indexes for areas (SEIFA) of administrative health districts and urban centres/localities in the Northern Territory
    (Health Gains Planning, DHCS, 2005) ;
    Guthridge, Steve
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    Lee, Hock
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    Innovation and Research
    This paper describes four summary measures, or indexes, derived from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing to measure different aspects of socio-economic conditions. These indexes are then applied to both the Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) administrative health districts and to Urban Centres/Localities in the Northern Territory. The four SEIFA indexes are (ABS 2003): Index of Relative Socio-Economic disadvantage; Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage/Disadvantage; Index of Economic Resources; and Index of Education and Occupation. These indexes show where the affluent (as opposed to just high income earning) live; where disadvantaged (as opposed to the unemployed) live; and where the highly skilled and educated (as opposed to the tertiary educated people) live.
      1739  14418
  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Smoking in the Northern Territory
    (Department of Health, 2006) ;
    Guthridge, Steve
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    Innovation and Research
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    Health Gains Planning, DHCS
    A compilation of the results of surveys and reports that deal with tobacco smoking in the Northern Territory.
      5164  974
  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Northern Territory Demography 2015
    (Health Gains Planning, Department of Health, 2015-10) ;
    Steven, Guthridge
    This fact sheet provides an overview of the Northern Territory demography in 2015
      10907  1650
  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Alcohol use in the Northern Territory
    (Department of Health, 2010-10) ;
    Wang, Zaimin
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    Health Gains Planning
    Alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for health.
      10090  1146
  • Publication
    Report
    Mortality burden of disease and injury in the Northern Territory 1999-2018
    (Department of Health, 2022) ; ; ;
    The current study presents the results of life expectancy, years of life lost (YLL), all-cause and cause specific mortality in the Northern Territory (NT) for the past twenty years from 1999 to 2018. It describes 219 causes of deaths from the NT burden of disease and injury (BOD) study by counting deaths, measuring YLL and life expectancy for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations. Life expectancy, mortality and YLL are important indicators for health outcomes and health need assessments. Life expectancy at birth is widely accepted as a headline indicator of population health, which measures the number of years an average person is expected to live at birth based on current public health and mortality patterns. YLL is the fatal BOD measure for premature deaths using the age at death linked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) standard life expectancies. This study focused on the five-year period from 2014 to 2018 and compares the results with those from the three previous NT BOD studies, conducted since 1999. Underlying cause and nine additional causes of death were used to analyse deaths by disease groups, developed by WHO and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for BOD studies. This study compares life expectancy, mortality and fatal BOD between NT subpopulations and the total Australian population by key demographic and geographic variables including age, sex, Aboriginal status and NT health region. The results of this study will provide valuable information to inform health policy, service planning, long-term investment and economic development in the NT.
      215  6364
  • Publication
    Fact Sheet
    Smoking prevalence, Northern Territory
    (Health Gains Planning, Dept. of Health, 2010-09) ;
    Wang, Zaimin
    ;
    Guthridge, Steve
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    Innovation and Research
    This fact sheet provides a summary of trends in smoking prevalence in the NT, and importantly estimates the general NT smoking prevalence, which is not available from any single source.
      464  11463