Improved life expectancy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, 1999–2018: overall and by underlying cause of death

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To the Editor:
Zhao and colleagues recently published an article highlighting the improved life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the Northern Territory over the past 20 years. This is both important and welcomed. It reflects consistent and concerted work of countless individuals and organisations that are contributing to the improved health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the NT, despite limited resources to do so. It makes sense that we are beginning, albeit slowly, to see these inroads.

One example of contributing to the positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s health in the NT is the evolution of the Darwin Men’s Inter-Agency Network (DMIAN)...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380
Number of pages1
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume217
Issue number7
Early online date1 Sep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Life expectancy
  • Population health

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