Indigenous Australians have poorer health than the rest of the Australian population; for Aboriginal people, life expectancy is about 20 years less than for the general population. Significantly though, the low expectation of life in Indigenous Australians is less associated with high child mortality, as occurs in many groups in developing countries; the big differences are among young to middle-aged adults. In Indigenous communities in Australia, the health impact of low socio-economic status, low incomes, poor living conditions, the excessive consumption of alcohol and other harmful substances, and inadequate nutrition
combine to create a typical pattern of early deaths from injuries, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic health conditions such as diabetes.
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