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Better health prospects for Indigenous children – ABC Online

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by aanationtalk on November 28, 2012651 Views

Wed Nov 28, 2012

A report into the health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory shows improvements have been made but there is still a long way to go.

The Australian Institute of Health report is the final review of services funded under the Emergency Response Child Health Check.

During the past five years under the program, more than 9,000 Indigenous children received dental treatment and almost 6,000 were treated by audiologists.

The biggest oral health problem was untreated decay but the report found that going to the dentist just once was enough for more than 10 per cent of them.

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