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Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998–2003

David J Scrimgeour
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (2): 110-111.
Published online: 18 January 2010

To the Editor: In a recent letter by Kowal,1 reference was made to my previous letter2 commenting on an article by Andreasyan and Hoy.3 Kowal questions my suggestion that Andreasyan and Hoy’s work adds evidence to the body of work indicating the health benefits for Indigenous Australians of living in small remote communities. She then suggests that “rather than jumping the gun, we need more research into the effects of outstation life on health and wellbeing”. I think Kowal misses the point.

  • David J Scrimgeour

  • Discipline of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.


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