Journal article

Gana Burrai: applying population data linkage to more accurately measure Aboriginal maternal and infant outcomes in the Goulburn Murray Region

Jane Freemantle, Karyn Ferguson, Douglas Boyle

International Journal of Population Data Science | Swansea University | Published : 2018

Abstract

IntroductionThe Australian 2016 census reported Aboriginal population of Goulburn Murray Region (GMR) as being 3% of the total GMR population is considered a significant under ascertainment. This is supported by the Freemantle et al population data linkage project that reported an underestimation of 51% of Aboriginal births in Hume region. Objectives and ApproachThe main objective of the Gana Burrai project was to undertake a Proof of Concept (POC) project to address the critical issue the under-ascertainment of data describing Aboriginal maternal and child health outcomes within the GMR. The PoC explored the feasibility of linking a number of population administrative datasets that include..

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