Accommodating people with disabilities

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Sources include government reports, particularly those produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Babies born to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers were almost twice as likely to be of low birthweight (less than 2,500 grams) than babies born to non-Indigenous mothers.The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people counted in the 2011 Census was much higher than the number counted in the 2006 Census [8] [9].This could be because: In 2011, 90% of Indigenous people identified as Aboriginal, 6% identified as Torres Strait Islander and 4% identified as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander [10].The bars show the percentage of the total population that falls within each age group.The general shapes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and the non-Indigenous pyramids are different.The social determinants of health include if a person: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are generally worse off than non-Indigenous people when it comes to the social determinants of health [2] [3] [4] [5].

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