Journal article

Disability-based discrimination and health: findings from an Australian-based population study

Lauren Krnjacki, Naomi Priest, Zoe Aitken, Eric Emerson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Tania King, Anne Kavanagh

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Among working-age Australian adults with a disability, we assess the association between disability-based discrimination and both overall health and psychological distress. METHODS: Using data from the 2015 Australian Bureau of Statistics Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers we estimated the proportion of working-age women and men (15-64 years) with disability who report disability-based discrimination by socio-demographic characteristics and assessed the association between disability-based discrimination and self-reported health and psychological distress. RESULTS: Nearly 14% of Australians with disability reported disability-based discrimination in the previous year. Disabil..

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