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15 Cards in this Set

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Proportion of indigenous people with tertiary qualifications

c.f. 36% of non-indigenous
Rates of indigenous unemployment
Males - 22%
Females - 18%

c.f. 7.2% overall
Average indigenous family income

c.f. $1188 non-indigenous
Substance abuse problems in indigenous communities
- Alcohol
- Tobacco
- Aerosol paint sniffing (chroming)
- Petrol sniffing
Pattern of petrol sniffing in indigenous communities
Peaks early (12-14 y.o.) and then diminishes
Indigenous are more likely to drink alcohol at risky levels than non-indigenous (T/F?)

Highest in young males
More indigenous people than non-indigenous have never consumed alcohol (T/F?)

Particularly people > 35
Interventions used for substance abuse in indigenous communities
- Community resolve, cohesion in decisions
- Redressing social and economic disadvantage
- Enhancing opportunities, capacity and confidence of young people
Burden of disease in indigenous males
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Diabetes
- Anxiety and depression
- Suicide
Burden of disease in indigenous females
- Anxiety and depression
- Diabetes
- Ischaemic heart disease
- Asthma
Indigenous are more likely than non-indigenous to have a mental disorder caused by psychoactive substance use (T/f?)

Males - 4.5x average
Females - 3.3x average
Indigenous are twice as likely as non-indigenous to have which types of psychotic disorders?
- Schizophrenia
- Schizotypal
- Delusional disorders
- Organic mental disorders
Rate of death due to mental and behavioural disorders for indigenous c.f. average
2.4x in NSW
Proportion of indigenous people that have experienced at least one significant stressor in last 12 months

c.f. 59% of total population
Indigenous people twice as likely to feel high or very high levels of psychological distress compared to non-indigenous