Indigenous health data and the path to healing

Jennifer Walker, Ray Lovett, Tahu Kukutai, Carmen Jones, David Henry*

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Abstract

The health disadvantages of Indigenous peoples around the world have their roots in colonisation and discrimination and are related to a loss of autonomy over lands and culture. This history has profoundly affected social determinants of health, such as poverty and marginalisation, and contributed to higher rates of communicable and non-communicable diseases in Indigenous people, and life expectancies that are typically 5 years or more lower than in non-Indigenous populations. Despite persistent health inequities, Indigenous peoples are determining the path to healing their communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2022-2023
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume390
Issue number10107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2017

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