This report is a component of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Mortality Study (VACMS) – a total population, data linkage, child mortality study currently underway at Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit at the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. It is funded by the Australian Research Council, the Victorian Department of Health and the Lowitja Institute. The overall aim of the VACMS is to measure accurately the patterns and trends of Aboriginal infant, child and youth mortality and the disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal populations in Victoria for births occurring in the 20 years from 1988 to 2008 inclusive.
|B. Heffernan, D. Iskandar & J. Freemantle