Causes Of Death In Torres Strait

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At Current status, Torres Strait experience more illnesses, disabilities and injuries than other Australians. The leading causes of death for Torres Strait Islander people are heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Suicide and transport accidents and other injuries also leading causes of death. The risk factors are closely related to differences in socioeconomic status such as education, employment and income. Social determinants of health play a key role in these issues. On the other hand, Torres Strait people are highly concern about close relationships, trust and respect to each other. They are more family oriented and use to live in extended families. Further, they think health and wellbeing as not only physical

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