Journal article

Mortality trends in Australian Aboriginal peoples and New Zealand Māori.

Bronwen Phillips, John Daniels, Alistair Woodward, Tony Blakely, Richard Taylor, Stephen Morrell

Popul Health Metr | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The health status of Indigenous populations of Australia and New Zealand (NZ) Māori manifests as life expectancies substantially lower than the total population. Accurate assessment of time trends in mortality and life expectancy allows evaluation of progress in reduction of health inequalities compared to the national or non-Indigenous population. METHODS: Age-specific mortality and life expectancy (at birth) (LE) for Indigenous populations (Australia from 1990 and NZ from 1950); and all Australia and non-Māori NZ (from 1890), males (M) and females (F), were obtained from published sources and national statistical agency reports. Period trends were assessed for credible estimate..

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