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The health of Australia's prisoners 2012 / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Bib ID 7865921
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, still image, online resource, volume]
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Description Canberra, ACT : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013 
© 2013 
1 online resource (xv, 194 pages) : colour illustrations, charts. 
ISBN 9781742494647 (PDF)
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text file : PDF : 4.7MB 

Summary

Prisoners have significant health issues, with high rates of mental health problems, communicable diseases, alcohol misuse, smoking and illicit drug use. 38% of prison entrants have ever been told they have a mental illness, 32% have a chronic condition. 84% are current smokers, but almost half of them would like to quit. 37% of prisoners about to be released said their health was a lot better than when they entered prison.

Full contents
  • Section 1: Overview
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Demographic information
  • Socioeconomic factors
  • Section 2: Mental health
  • 4. Mental health before and while in prison
  • 5. Self-harm
  • Section 3: Physical health
  • 6. Communicable diseases
  • 7. Chronic conditions
 
Notes

"The authors of this report are Ingrid Johnston and Jenna Pickles."--Page vii.

AIHW cat. no. PHE 170.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188)

Subjects Prisoners -- Health and hygiene -- Statistics.  |  Prisoners -- Medical care -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Prisoners -- Drug use -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Prisoners -- Australia -- Health and hygiene.  |  Prisoners -- Australia -- Legal status, laws etc.  |  Prisoners -- Australia -- Mortality.  |  Law enforcement - Prisons - Prisoners.  |  Health status.  |  Substance use.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Johnston, Ingrid, author  |  Pickles, Jenna, author  |  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, issuing body
Terms of Use Attribution (CC BY) 

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