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November 2022

Early mortality among aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women who had a preterm birth in Western Australia: A population-based cohort study

Having a preterm (<37 weeks' gestation) birth may increase a woman's risk of early mortality. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have higher preterm birth and mortality rates compared with other Australian women.

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health Child Disability Pre-term birth
September 2022

Prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases in Aboriginal children: A whole population study

The burden of bronchiectasis is disproportionately high in Aboriginal adults, with early mortality. Bronchiectasis precursors, that is, protracted bacterial bronchitis and chronic suppurative lung disease, often commence in early childhood.

Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Academic Biostatistics Aboriginal Health Children's Lung Health Subsite: Walyan BREATH Respiratory viral infections
September 2022

Severe maternal morbidity following stillbirth in Western Australia 2000–2015: a population-based study

There is scant literature about the management of stillbirth and the subsequent risk of severe maternal morbidity (SMM). We aimed to assess the risk of SMM associated with stillbirths compared with live births and whether this differed by the presence of maternal comorbidities.

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health
August 2022

Total joint replacement may be a valuable treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with osteoarthritis, but uptake is low

Despite bearing a higher burden of osteoarthritis, little research has examined disparities in the access, utilisation and surgical outcomes associated with total joint replacement (TJR) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health