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Health Related Actions

An important factor leading to the successful prevention and management of health conditions is access to health professionals and services.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (cat. no. 4715.0), asked what specific health related action(s) respondents had taken in the two weeks prior to interview. For hospital admissions the survey referred to the previous 12 months.

Apart from visits to a dentist, Indigenous people were more likely than non-Indigenous people to have taken at least one of the following surveyed health related actions:

    • admission to hospital
    • visited casualty or outpatients
    • consulted general practitioner or specialist
    • consulted other health professionals
    • days away from work/study and
    • days of reduced activity

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