Comparing indigenous mortality across urban, rural and very remote areas: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Edward Carson, Sifat Sharmin, Andrea B Maier, Johannes J Meij
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear how indigenous mortality varies between residential areas. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on mortality patterns in urban, rural and very remote areas for the adult and infant indigenous populations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. METHODS: A literature search was performed using major online electronic publication repositories. Studies presenting indigenous mortality or disease incidence/prevalence in urban, rural or very remote areas were included. Indigenous mortality and disease incidence/prevalence in both urban and very remote areas were compared with those in rural areas. Studies that reported number of deaths or disease ..View full abstract
This project was supported with funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health, University of Melbourne.