Australian Indigenous Population

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The first ever recording of Diabetes amongst Aborigines was in Adelaide 1932 (Basedow H (1932).Since then, the health and living conditions of Australian Aborigines remains appalling, and is comparable to that of a third world country. This standard of living has been shown to contribute markedly to the increased prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes and the occurrence is remarkably higher than that found in the non indigenous population. It is the one of the top causes of death amongst aboriginal communities according to the ABS. “The highest SMRs for Indigenous males and females were for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, caused mainly by diabetes mellitus. The rates for Indigenous males and females for these diseases were 8 and 10…show more content…
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