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released: 17 Sep 2015 author: AIHW

This is the second annual performance report for the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development. It provides the latest available information, as well as trends on the 6 health-related indicators in the partnership agreement. Key findings include:-The gap in low birthweight rates between babies of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers narrowed substantially between 2000 and 2010.-Indigenous mothers were more likely than non-Indigenous mothers to have smoked during pregnancy, and accessed antenatal care less often.-The infant mortality rate for Indigenous infants between 2001 and 2011 declined by 55%, but remained almost twice as high as for non-Indigenous infants.

ISBN 978-1-74249-691-7; Cat. no. IHW 151; 124pp.; $17

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary Information
    • Contents
    • Symbols
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Key findings
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Reporting on the health indicators
      • Data sources
    • 2 Antenatal care
      • Proportion of Indigenous mothers who attend antenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy
      • Trends between 2007 and 2010
    • 3 Teenage rates of sexually transmissible and bloodborne virus infections
      • Indigenous teenagers with sexually transmitted and bloodborne virus infection
      • Notifications by sex
      • Notifications by state/territory
      • Factors influencing trends in sexually transmitted and bloodborne virus infection
      • Long-term trends between 1994 and 2012
      • Short-term trends since 2008
    • 4 Low birthweight
      • Proportion of babies born to Indigenous mothers of low birthweight
      • Trends between 2000 and 2010
    • 5 Infant mortality
      • Number of Indigenous infants who die in their first year of life
      • Long-term trends between 2001 and 2011
      • Short-term trends since 2008
    • 6 Substance use during pregnancy
      • Proportion of Indigenous women who smoked during pregnancy
      • Trends between 2007 and 2010
      • Proportion of Indigenous mothers with children aged 0-3 who used substances during pregnancy
    • 7 Hospitalisation for children under 5
      • Rate of hospitalisation among Indigenous children aged under 5
      • Most common diagnoses for hospitalisations among Indigenous children
      • Trends between 2004-05 and 2010-11
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Detailed tables
    • Appendix B: Methods
    • Appendix C: Data sources
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development: second annual report on health performance indicators. Cat. no. IHW 151. Canberra: AIHW.

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