Remote indigenous children at higher risk of heart problems

INDIGENOUS children in Australia's remote communities are more at risk of rheumatic heart disease than other kids.

Paediatrician Dr Kathryn Robert screened children in the Northern Territory, Central Australia, Far North Queensland and the Kimberley region.

She found the prevalence of the disease in remote Aboriginal child populations was comparable to figures from developing countries.

The disease is even higher in the Northern Territory, she writes in today's Medical Journal of Australia.  

- APN NEWSDESK


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