The poorer health of Australia's Indigeous peoples when compared to rest of the Australian population is no secret.
Something can be done about it.
Indigenous health statistics are a national shame. Indigenous children die at twice the rate of other Australians.
Many Indigenous people suffer chronic diseases, such as heart disease, at much higher rates than in the non-Indigenous populations. These diseases are entirely preventable when treated early.
|Who||Average life length|
|Non-Indigenous Women||82 years|
|Non-Indigenous Men||77 years|
|Indigenous Women||65 years|
|Indigenous Men||60 years|
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who speak Indigenous languages and participate in cultural activities have better physical and mental health.