Publication Details

R. Ivers, A. L. C. Martiniuk, K. Clapham, S. Boufous, T. Senserrick, M. Stevenson & R. Norton, "Indigenous status and risk of motor vehicle crash: the DRIVE study", Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference. Centre for Automotive Safety Research, Australia, (2009) 516-518.


[extract] There is a substantial body of evidence that highlights the stark contrast between health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians die about 15 years younger than non-Indigenous Australians and the proportion of time lived with disability is greater than that in the total population (13% compared with 10%) [1]. The Indigenous community is also over-represented in injury data: the injury hospitalisation rate is about double that for the rest of the population [2] and the relative risk ratio for disability adjusted life years due to non-intentional injury is approaching 3 times that of the rest of the population [1].