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Alcohol-related violence among the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Northern Territory: Prioritizing an agenda for prevention- narrative Review article

Ramamoorthi, Ramya, Jayaraj, Rama, Notaras, Leonard and Thomas, Mahiban (2014). Alcohol-related violence among the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Northern Territory: Prioritizing an agenda for prevention- narrative Review article. Iranian Journal of Public Health,43(5):539-544.

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Title Alcohol-related violence among the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of the Northern Territory: Prioritizing an agenda for prevention- narrative Review article
Author Ramamoorthi, Ramya
Jayaraj, Rama
Notaras, Leonard
Thomas, Mahiban
Journal Name Iranian Journal of Public Health
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 43
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0304-4556   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84901680114
Start Page 539
End Page 544
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Islamic Republic of Iran
Publisher Tehran University of Medical Sciences Publications
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Alcohol - related violence among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (also called as “Indigenous”) is a major public health concern in Northern Territory of Australia. There is dearth of epidemiological data that link three contributing epidemics: alcohol misuse, violence, and trauma in the Northern Territory. In this review, we aimed to concentrate on how these epidemics intersect among the Indigenous people in the Northern Territory. In our descriptive review, we have searched published papers, publicly available government and health department reports web sites reporting relevant data on these three risk factors in the Northern Territory. The high rate of family and domestic violence and assaults in the Australian Territory indicates an increased correlation with high risk alcohol use compared to unintentional injuries. Heavy drinking pattern and harmful use of alcohol among Indigenous people are more likely to be associated with the incidence of violent assaults and physical injuries in the Northern Territory. We are trying to emphasize our understanding of co-occurring risk factors on the alcohol - violence relationship and urging a need for interventional approaches to reduce the public health issues in the Northern Territory.
Keywords Alcohol misuse
Australia
Australian Aboriginal
Torres Strait Islanders
Trauma
Violence
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