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Does relative remoteness affect chronic disease outcomes? Geographic variation in chronic disease mortality in Australia, 2002-2006

Chondur, Ramakrishna, Li, Shu Qin, Guthridge, Steven and Lawton, Paul (2014). Does relative remoteness affect chronic disease outcomes? Geographic variation in chronic disease mortality in Australia, 2002-2006. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health,38(2):117-121.

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Title Does relative remoteness affect chronic disease outcomes? Geographic variation in chronic disease mortality in Australia, 2002-2006
Author Chondur, Ramakrishna
Li, Shu Qin
Guthridge, Steven
Lawton, Paul
Journal Name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1326-0200   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 117
End Page 121
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Objective: To examine the variation of chronic disease mortality by remoteness areas of Australia, including states and territories.
Methods:
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) death registration data, by Statistical Local Area (SLA), were used to identify chronic disease mortality by remoteness category for states and territories and Australia. The analysis used multiple cause of death for six common chronic diseases: diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, stroke, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and renal disease. ABS correspondence files were used to adjust the SLA level death records and population.
Results:
The chronic disease mortality rate for Australian residents living in a very remote area (512 per 100,000 persons) was respectively 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 times higher than Remote, Outer Regional, Inner Regional and Major Cities categories. This pattern was consistent for the two age groups of 35–64 years and 65 years and over, all six chronic diseases and all states and territories except Victoria.
Conclusion and implications:
This study shows that chronic disease mortality increases with increasing relative remoteness. The results highlight the importance and opportunity to redress poorer health outcomes for rural and remote area populations. The study is limited by absence of reliable Indigenous identification in national death data.
Keywords Chronic disease
Multiple cause of death
Remoteness area
Correspondence file
Statistical local area
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12126   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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