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dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Carrington
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jianghong
dc.contributor.authorZubrick, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationShepherd, Carrington and Li, Jianghong and Zubrick, Stephen. 2012. Social Gradients in the Health of Indigenous Australians. American Journal of Public Health 102 (1): pp. 107-117.

The pattern of association between socioeconomic factors and health outcomes has primarily depicted better health for those who are higher in the social hierarchy. Although this is a ubiquitous finding in the health literature, little is known about the interplay between these factors among indigenous populations. We begin to bridge this knowledge gap by assessing evidence on social gradients in indigenous health in Australia. We reveal a less universal and less consistent socioeconomic status patterning in health among Indigenous Australians, and discuss the plausibility of unique historical circumstances and social and cultural characteristics in explaining these patterns. A more robust evidence base in this field is fundamental to processes that aim to reduce the pervasive disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous population health.

dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association
dc.subjectindigenous populations
dc.subjectsocial gradients
dc.subjectsocioeconomic factors
dc.subjecthealth outcomes
dc.titleSocial Gradients in the Health of Indigenous Australians
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAmerican Journal of Public Health
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