|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffer worse health than non-Indigenous Australians.
Chronic disease is responsible for a major part of the life expectancy gap. It accounts for some two thirds of the premature deaths among Indigenous Australians.
All-cause mortality rate is 2.1 times higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people than for non-Indigenous Australians.
12% of the total burden of disease and injury from smoking.
Incidence of end-stage renal disease has more than tripled over the last decade.
7% of all deaths and 6% of the total burden of disease from alcohol.
Lower rates of access to acute care investigations and procedures.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Demographic Overview of Queenslanders
Indigenous Chronic Disease Package
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