Risk factors for ill-health in a remote desert-dwelling aboriginal community in Western Australia.

@article{Gracey1996RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for ill-health in a remote desert-dwelling aboriginal community in Western Australia.},
  author={Michael S Gracey and Randolph M Spargo and Patricia Oxler Smith and Richard M Smith and Valerie Burke and Lawrence J Beilin and John Beilby and C Chin},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={171-9}
}
BACKGROUND Living in small, isolated groups may promote health for Aborigines if traditional lifestyles are followed, but overall health risks in such communities are inadequately documented. AIM To document health status of a remote Aboriginal community with reference to nutrition, cardiovascular risks, renal disease and infections and to identify areas where health might be improved. METHODS All residents of a small community in the Great Sandy Desert underwent medical examinations… CONTINUE READING

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