Health: Social Determinants Of Health

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Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health are one of the important factors in the maintenance of the health of an individual. Due to several factors such education, employment, and social disadvantage, the health of the Aboriginal and Torres Islander people are greatly affected.


Based on the accounts of the 2011 Australian census, there is a big difference in the education level of indigenous people. Only 4.6% of indigenous people had attained a bachelor degree or higher qualification, compared to 20% of non-indigenous population, 26% had post-school qualification, compared to 49% in non-indigenous people, and only 21% out of the 30% that went to year 10 had completed year 12 compared to 53% in non-indigenous
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