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Hospital Admissions

Around one in six Indigenous people, or 16%, had been admitted to hospital in the 12 months prior to the NATSIHS 2004–05 survey.

Image: ambulanceIndigenous persons were 1.3 times more likely to have been hospitalised than non-Indigenous persons (after adjusting for age differences between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations).

Indigenous people were admitted to hospital more often than non-Indigenous people across all age groups. Hospital admissions were most common (at 31%) among Indigenous persons aged 55 years and over, (compared to 21% for non-Indigenous persons).



Hospital admissions in the last 12 months by Indigenous status and age, 2004–05
Age group
(years)
Indigenous
%
Non-Indigenous
%
0–14
12
9
15–24
16
12
25–34
19
18
35–44
18
13
45–54
19
14
55 and over
31
21
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).

Hospital admissions in the last 12 months by Indigenous status and age, 2004–05

Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).


Further Information

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: 2004–05, Australia, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0).

Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 4704.0).

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