Mental health

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander respondents to the Healthy North Coast SpeakUp survey in 2021 told us:

Compared to 1 in 3 for non-Aboriginal respondents
Compared to 1 in 5 for non-Aboriginal people

Otitis media

Otitis media is one of the leading causes of disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Key risk factors include overcrowded housing, poverty, tobacco smoke, malnutrition, and socioeconomic disadvantage.