P.E Atsi

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
|NATURE + EXTENT (WHAT IS IT/ STATS 2 SUPPORT) |ATSI LEX is 20yrs less than the overall non ATSI Australian   LEX. The leading cause of mortality   |
|                                               |for ATSI is CVD, cancer, diabetes and respiratory disease. 25% are ATSI living in RUR/REM areas.   |
|SOCIOCULTURAL, SOCIO ECOMIC, ENVORONMENTAI     |                                                                                                   |
|FACTORS THAT DETERMINE ATSI HEALTH             |Many of the mortality rates due to depression for ATSI are because they do not have the access to |
|                                               |professional institutions or counselling because they cannot afford it, or they may not have these|
|                                               |types of services available to them in their RUR/REM communities.                                 |
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|                                               |Sometimes they seek their own profession when suffering from an illness such as an ATSI would seek|
|                                               |advice from an Elder, which may prescribe natural or their own treatment and decline and Western   |
|                                               |clinical health treatment, due to the lack of education they may not the full effects of using un |
|                                               |professional and tested treatments.                                                               |
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|                                               |Housing standards are a priority issue. Other ENVIRO issues are water supply, training for ATSI   |