Close the life expectancy gap within a generation  (by 2031)

The evidence is clear that Aboriginal community control of health is the preferred path for the NT with the overall improvement to closing the Gap and key health service indicators in our jurisdiction.

Life expectancy is affected by a range of  factors such as education, employment,  housing, exposure to violence and poverty  which in turn impact on health risk behaviours and the physiological impact  of stress.

In 2010–12, Indigenous life expectancy was  estimated to be 69.1 years for males and 73.7 years for females. The gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people was 10.6 years for males and 9.5 years for females. Over the last five years, there has been a small reduction in the gap of 0.8 years for males and 0.1 years for females. The current rate of progress will have to gather  considerable pace from now on if the target is to be met by 2031.


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