Built Environments and Cardiometabolic Morbidity and Mortality in Remote Indigenous Communities in the Northern Territory, Australia
Camille Le Gal, Michael J Dale, Margaret Cargo, Mark Daniel
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020
The health of Indigenous Australians is dramatically poorer than that of the non-Indigenous population. Amelioration of these differences has proven difficult. In part, this is attributable to a conceptualisation which approaches health disparities from the perspective of individual-level health behaviours, less so the environmental conditions that shape collective health behaviours. This ecological study investigated associations between the built environment and cardiometabolic mortality and morbidity in 123 remote Indigenous communities representing 104 Indigenous locations (ILOC) as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The presence of infrastructure and/or community buildings ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
This research was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant (GNT1051824).