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Commentary on nutrition and older Indigenous Australians: Service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative review
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Bronwyn FredericksBronwyn Fredericks
Indigenous Australians are the most socially and economically disadvantaged population group in Australia and have the poorest health status. The statistics describe and highlight the degree of sicknesses and disadvantage along with lower life expectancy, elevated mortality rate and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease and kidney disease. While these statistics reflect poor health status and a high level of illness within Indigenous communities, it is known that individual, family and community behaviours play a key role in Indigenous health and wellbeing outcomes (; p.30). These behavioural issues include use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances along with lack of physical activity and poor nutrition. The paper Nutrition and older Indigenous Australians: Service delivery implications in remote communities. A narrative view explores some of the issues specific to nutrition. Bronwyn Fredericks was invited to provide this commentary by the Editor of the Australasian Journal on Aging.
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External Author AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); Office of Indigenous Engagement;