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Researching culture and health: Variables used to identify culturally diverse groups in New South Wales Volume 16 Issue 9-10

Tim Luckett, Ilse Blignault, Maurice Eisenbruch

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 16(10) 151 - 154 Published: 2005

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Tim Luckett

Ilse Blignault

Maurice Eisenbruch


NSW is one of Australia’s most multicultural states, with
29 per cent of residents having been born overseas and 24
per cent speaking a language other than English at home. Given that rates of death and disease and patterns of health
service utilisation differ across cultural variables such as
region or country of birth, a better understanding of the
interactions between culture and health may enable public
health programs and clinical services to be more sensitive
to community needs.