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Table 1 Examples of health equity indicators for Pasifika young peoples

From: The impact and importance of place on health for young people of Pasifika descent in Queensland, Australia: a qualitative study towards developing meaningful health equity indicators


Example indicators


Participation in spiritual or religious activities

Participation in voluntary service to the community

Socio-cultural / Culturally-responsive

Participation in cultural practices and celebrations

Connection to culture and sense of identity and self-efficacy

Feeling of trust and respect

Membership of community organisations

Participation in policy and service design

Culturally responsive preventative health and health promotion, programs and practices

Use of preventative health and health promotion services

Place and space

Sense of belonging to community

Sense of safety in community

Free of experiences of discrimination and/or racism

Access to community facilities and services (e.g. libraries, formal child care, public transport, recreation)

Reputation of place and representations in media

Material and economic

Participation in higher education, employment

Support and assistance for further study

Financial literacy and ability to save

Meaningful labour force participation

Satisfaction with standard of living

Access to fresh food, and food security

Access to safe housing


Support in accessing higher education, social protection and labour markets

Support and assistance for further study

Policies that promote health across sectors and promote socio-economic and cultural inclusion