Growing up strong: Pathways to healthy Body Mass Index in the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children

Katherine Thurber
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter ‘Indigenous’) cultures are among the longest-surviving in the world. There is a significant gap between the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, stemming from Australia's history of colonisation. High Body Mass Index (BMI) is a leading contributor to this health gap; Indigenous Australians aged 15 years and over are 20% more likely to be overweight and 60% more likely to be obese than non-Indigenous Australians. Limited cross-sectional data indicate...
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