Journal article

Bronchiectasis among Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients in the regional and remote population of the Northern Territory of Australia

Sumit Mehra, Anne B Chang, Chor K Lam, Stuart Campbell, Joy J Mingi, Izaak Thomas, Suzanne Harwood, Graeme Maguire, Subash Heraganahally

RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH | COLL MEDICINE & DENTISTRY JAMES COOK UNIV TOWNSVILLE | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Chronic respiratory disorders are highly prevalent among Australian Aboriginal people living in the Top End Health Service region in the Northern Territory, Australia. Bronchiectasis is a heterogenous disease that features among these chronic respiratory conditions in this population. However, there are sparse comparative data between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients with bronchiectasis from this region. METHODS: In this retrospective study, demographics, clinical characteristics and relevant laboratory parameters were compared among adult Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients diagnosed with bronchiectasis between 2012 and 2017. RESULTS: A total of 388 adults had radiolo..

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