The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities

@inproceedings{Bailie2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of housing improvement and socio-environmental factors on common childhood illnesses: a cohort study in Indigenous Australian communities},
  author={Ross Stewart Bailie and Matthew Stevens and Elizabeth L McDonald},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Improvements in health are an important expected outcome of many housing infrastructure programs. The authors aimed to determine if improvement in the notoriously poor housing infrastructure in Australian Indigenous communities results in reduction in common childhood illness and to identify important mediating factors in this relationship. METHODS The authors conducted a prospective cohort study of 418 children aged 7 years or younger in 10 Australian Indigenous communities, which… CONTINUE READING

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