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Indigenous mortality (revealed): the invisible illuminated

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Inaccuracies in the identification of Indigenous status and the collection of and access to vital statistics data impede the strategic implementation of evidence-based public health initiatives to reduce avoidable deaths. The impact of colonization and subsequent government initiatives has been commonly observed among the Indigenous peoples of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. The quality of Indigenous data that informs mortality statistics are similarly connected to these distal processes, which began with colonization. We discuss the methodological and technical challenges in measuring mortality for Indigenous populations within a historical and political context, and identify strategies for the accurate ascertainment and inclusion of Indigenous people in mortality statistics.

UOW Authors


  •   Freemantle, Jane (external author)
  •   Ring, Ian
  •   Arambula Solomon, Teshia G. (external author)
  •   Gachupin, Francine C. (external author)
  •   Smylie, Janet (external author)
  •   Cutler, Tessa Louise (external author)
  •   Waldon, John A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • J. Freemantle, I. Ring, T. G. Arambula Solomon, F. C. Gachupin, J. Smylie, T. Cutler & J. A. Waldon, "Indigenous mortality (revealed): the invisible illuminated", American Journal of Public Health 105 4 (2015) 644-652.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84924678505

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/654

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 644

End Page


  • 652

Volume


  • 105

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Inaccuracies in the identification of Indigenous status and the collection of and access to vital statistics data impede the strategic implementation of evidence-based public health initiatives to reduce avoidable deaths. The impact of colonization and subsequent government initiatives has been commonly observed among the Indigenous peoples of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. The quality of Indigenous data that informs mortality statistics are similarly connected to these distal processes, which began with colonization. We discuss the methodological and technical challenges in measuring mortality for Indigenous populations within a historical and political context, and identify strategies for the accurate ascertainment and inclusion of Indigenous people in mortality statistics.

UOW Authors


  •   Freemantle, Jane (external author)
  •   Ring, Ian
  •   Arambula Solomon, Teshia G. (external author)
  •   Gachupin, Francine C. (external author)
  •   Smylie, Janet (external author)
  •   Cutler, Tessa Louise (external author)
  •   Waldon, John A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • J. Freemantle, I. Ring, T. G. Arambula Solomon, F. C. Gachupin, J. Smylie, T. Cutler & J. A. Waldon, "Indigenous mortality (revealed): the invisible illuminated", American Journal of Public Health 105 4 (2015) 644-652.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84924678505

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/654

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 644

End Page


  • 652

Volume


  • 105

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States