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Table 2 Selected indices of Indigenous and general Australian population health status and access to health services

From: A cost-based equity weight for use in the economic evaluation of primary health care interventions: case study of the Australian Indigenous population

Health index Indigenous
Australian population
General
Australian population
Life expectancy - Females
(1996-2001) [50]
65 years 82 years
Life expectancy - Males
(1996-2001) [50]
59 years 77 years
Perinatal death rate
(2003-2005) [50]
15.7 per 1000 births 10.3 per 1000 births
Standardised Mortality Ratio - Males (2001-2005) [50] 3.0 1.0
Standardised Mortality Ratio - Females (2001-2005) [50] 2.9 1.0
Immunisation rate at 12 months of age (2000) [60] 72-76% 90-94%
Cervical cancer screening rate in Northern Territory (1997-98) [61] 34% 64%